Mohammed bin Nawwaf bin Abdulaziz
|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|
|House||House of Saud|
|Father||Nawaf bin Abdulaziz|
22 May 1953 |
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. He is a member of the House of Saud.
Early life and education
Prince Mohammed was born on 22 May 1953, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 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.
Mohammed bin Nawaf worked as a researcher in the international relations department at the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu for two years  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.
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.
In December 2005, Prince Mohammed was appointed as the Saudi ambassador to the United Kingdom and Ireland. He is the president of the Saudi British Society in London and the chairman of the King Fahad Academy’s Board of Trustees. 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.
Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf is married to Princess Fadwa bint Khaled bin Abdallah Al Saud. They have five children. 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.
A daughter of him, Madawi bint Mohammed, married to Fahd bin Faisal bin Saud bin Mohammed at The Dorchester hotel in London on 24 January 2009. Fahd bin Faisal is a grandson of Itab bint Sultan, one of late Prince Sultan’s favourite daughters. Prince Sultan arranged for a fleet of private jets to bring in 500 guests to the party, although he himself was not expected to attend. His son, Prince Mansoor, died in September 2009.
Mohammed bin Nawwaf is reported to be known for his lavish spending habits. In 2009, he bought a new 65-meter (213-foot) megayacht, adding another to his fleet of yachts. It was named Nourah of Riyadh. It is the largest motoryacht built to date in Turkey. The megayacht features opulent interiors done by Donald Starkey with gold-plated fixtures including taps and toilet. The yacht consists of six guest staterooms, accommodations for 21 crew, 20-person dining hall, main hall, 1 captain cabin, a king room, jacuzzi, a private cinema, 120 square meters of sunbathing and swimming platform, two elevators and a helipad.
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