Mohammed bin Nawwaf bin Abdulaziz

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Mohammed bin Nawaf
Ambassador to the United Kingdom
In office January 2005 – present
Ambassador to the Italy and Malta
In office July 1995 – December 2004
Spouse HH Princess Fadwa bint Khaled bin Abdullah Al Saud
Full name
Mohammed bin Nawwaf bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
House House of Saud
Father Nawaf bin Abdulaziz
Born (1953-05-22) 22 May 1953 (age 61)
Religion Islam

Mohammed bin Nawwaf bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (Arabic: محمد بن نواف بن عبدالعزيز آل سعود) (born 22 May 1953) and is the current Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United Kingdom.[1] He is a member of the House of Saud.

Early life and education[edit]

Prince Mohammed was born on 22 May 1953, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.[1] He is the eldest son son of Prince Nawwaf bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the twenty-second son of King Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia. Prince Mohammed was educated at The Capital Institute High School in Riyadh. He has a BS degree from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, and an MPA degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He is currently the President of the Harvard Alumni Association of Saudi Arabia.[2]


Mohammed bin Nawaf worked as a researcher in the international relations department at the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu for two years [3] before transferring to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in February 1984 where he first worked in the Minister’s Cabinet before being promoted to Inspector General at the Ministry.[4]

In 1995, Prince Mohammed was appointed as Ambassador to Italy and Malta. During his tenure, in 1998, he was elected as President of the Council of Administration for the Islamic Cultural Centre of Italy. He was also Dean of the Arab Ambassadors’ Corps.[2]

In December 2005, Prince Mohammed was appointed as the Saudi ambassador to the United Kingdom and Ireland.[3] He is the president of the Saudi British Society in London and the chairman of the King Fahad Academy’s Board of Trustees.[4] He was invited to and participated in The Queen's Jubilee luncheon organized at the Windsor Castle in May 2012, leading to criticisms of various human rights groups.[5] He is also the chairman of the King Fahad Academy's board of trustees.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf is married to HH Princess Fadwa bint Khaled bin Abdallah Al Saud.[6] They have two grandchildren. His wife, Princess Fadwa is the honorary president of the Arab Italian Women's Association (AIWA), which was founded in May 2002 by Italian businesswomen and spouses of Saudi diplomats in Italy.[7]


  1. ^ a b "Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia". Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Saudi British Society". Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "HRH Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud". Thekfa Organization. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Board of Trustees". King Fahad Academy. Retrieved 11 February 2014. 
  5. ^ "Queen's Jubilee lunch overshadowed by row over King of Bahrain". The Telegraph. 18 May 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  6. ^ Danish, Elham. "Saudi Arabia meets the UK". Frauen ohne Grenzen. Retrieved 5 May 2012. 
  7. ^ Fatany, Samar (2007). Saudi women. Towards A New Era. Ghalnaa Publications.