Mashhoor bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

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Not to be confused with Mashhur bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
Mashhoor bin Saud
Mashhoor bin Saud.jpg
Mashhoor with his father King Saud
Born 1954
Died November 21, 2004 (aged 49-50)
Full name
Mashhoor bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
House House of Saud
Father King Saud
Religion Islam

Mashhoor bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (1954 - 2004) was a member of House of Saud

Early life[edit]

Prince Mashhoor was born in Riyadh in 1954.[1] He was a son of King Saud.

He began his education at King Abdulaziz school in Riyadh. He left the Kingdom with his cousin, Prince Khalid Al Faisal, for the United States and studied at the Institute of George Washington. He received a bachelor's degree in political science at the University of California.

Visit to the United States, 1957[edit]

In 1957, King Saud made an official visit to Washington, D.C. carrying his three-year-old son, Prince Mashhour who was suffering an illness. U.S' President Dwight D. Eisenhower tasked his personal physician to look after him at Walter Reed Hospital.[2]


In 1985, Prince Mashhoor was charged with conspiring to smuggle cocaine into Britain and spent two weeks in jail before he was granted 150,000 pound sterling bail at the high court in London. Bail was refused after the prosecution told the court that Mashhoor had no diplomatic immunity[3] and was ordered to report twice a week to police until his trial.[1] In April 1986, Prince Mashhoor was found guilty after admitting possession cocaine and told the court he spent about 500,000 dollars a year on cocaine, and high standard of living.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Prince Mashhoor was married to princess Fatima Kurdi and they had four children, Bandar, and three daughters Princesses Bayan, Dalal and Al Bandri.


Prince Mashhoor died on 21 November 2004.[5][6]


  1. ^ a b "Prince silent on 'runaway' report". The Glasgow Herald. 25 July 1985. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "King Saud: A warrior and a generous leader". Arabnews. 30 July 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  3. ^ "Featured Articles about Saud". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 8 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "UK court convicts Saudi Prince of cocaine possession". Ottawa Citizen. 26 April 1986. Retrieved 7 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "صورة عمرها 50 عاما". Yazeed. 2008. Retrieved 21 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "PM condoles Saudi leaders on demise of royal family member". Kuwait News Agency. 22 November 2004. Retrieved 4 January 2015. 

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