Death haunted again the Saudi monarch, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, as the Saudi Royal Court announced today, Thursday, the death of Prince Bandar bin Dhar bin Turki bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Saud.
This came according to what was announced by the official Saudi Press Agency, “SPA” in a statement.
According to what Watan monitored, the agency stated in its statement: “He moved to the mercy of God Almighty His Highness Prince Bandar bin Dhaar bin Turki bin Abdul Aziz bin Turki Al Saud.”
– SPA news (@spagov) March 18, 2021
The statement pointed out that Prince Bandar “will pray on him tomorrow, Friday, in the city of Riyadh.”
He added, “May God cover him with the mercy of his mercy, forgiveness and pleasure, and I will dwell in his spaciousness in paradise. We belong to God and to Him we shall return.”
The death of more than one prince in the Al Saud family in February
It is noteworthy that last February witnessed the death of more than one prince within the Saudi royal family.
Among these princes is Prince Mashhour bin Musaed bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, whose death was announced by the Royal Court on February 4, after a struggle with illness.
Also, the Saudi Royal Court announced, on February 1, the news of the death of the princess in the ruling family, Noura bint Fahd bin Muhammad bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud.
This was two days after the death of Prince Turki bin Nasser bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
On Monday, February 15, the Saudi Royal Court announced the death of Princess Lamia Bint Hathloul bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
Without mentioning the cause of death, the royal court said, in a statement at the time: “Her Royal Highness Princess Lamia bint Hathloul bin Abdulaziz Al Saud moved to the mercy of God Almighty.”
Al Saud family lose two princesses in 24 hours
It is noteworthy that Lamia Bint Al-Hathloul is the second princess to be lost by the Al Saud family within 24 hours at this time.
On Sunday, February 15, the Saudi Royal Court announced the death of Princess Dana bint Abdullah bin Turki Al Saud, in a statement. She performed the funeral prayer in Mecca.
Who is Prince Hathloul bin Abdulaziz?
It is noteworthy that Prince Hathloul bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was born in Riyadh 1942. He passed away on September 29, 2012, in Switzerland.
He is the former president of Al Hilal Saudi Club. And the thirty-second son of King Abdul Aziz’s male sons.
He presided over the Saudi Al Hilal Club for more than one period, the first from 1392 AH until 1398 AH.
And the second from 1402 AH until 1403 AH, and until his death he assumed the presidency of the club’s honorary members’ body.
Symbols of the “royal family” tree in Saudi Arabia
In a report published by the Turkish Anadolu Agency, in which it touched upon the most prominent available information about the symbols of the “royal family” tree. That came out of the womb of Al Saud.
This family contributed to the continuation of the transition of power in the longest stable monarchy in the Arab world. Especially for those belonging to the most influential Sudairi wing in the family, and they are the children of the founding King Abdulaziz Al Saud from his wife, Princess Hessa bint Ahmed Al Sudairy.
The Sudairi are seven, and they are: King Fahd, the current King Salman, the princes Sultan, Ahmed, Turki, Nayef, and Abdul Rahman.
The royal family tree, apart from the founder, was raised by 6 kings, including the current King Salman, in addition to large numbers of children and grandchildren. Officials in government and high positions in the Kingdom emerged from them.
Amidst initial estimates, there are between 5,000 to 15,000 princes from the House of Saud, but the most prominent of them and those who make up the pledge of allegiance do not exceed 34 princes (the sons of the founding king and a number of his descendants). But there are tens or hundreds of others who occupy positions of sensitive responsibility in the state.
Of the prominent sons of the founding king, 4 kings died: Saud, Khalid, Fahd, and Abdullah, and Faisal was assassinated. Among the prominent princes, 4 died: Sultan, Nayef, Abdul Rahman and Turki, while King Salman and 8 princes are alive, respectively. Bandar (the oldest son of the founder is 85 years old), Talal, Mutaib, Abdul Ilah, Mamdouh, Mashhour, Ahmed, and Muqrin (the youngest son of the founder 73 years), while Prince Abdul Rahman died last year.
According to press reports, in 2000, the first council for the ruling family was established, which included between 16 and 18 members. As well as holding its first meeting at the Peace Palace. With the aim of discussing the conditions of the royal family without addressing a political issue.
While 6 reached the position of king, unlike the founder, the eight prominent names varied between the position of crown prince and deputy crown prince. And Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and Head of Intelligence, and access to the post of Deputy Minister of Defense.
The position of crown prince witnessed an approach from the generation of prominent grandchildren to the reign of the king, as Muhammad bin Nayef took over. The mandate of the Covenant from 2015 to 2017. Then Mohammed bin Salman (33 years old) from 2017 to the present day, in two precedents that are distinct in the history of the Kingdom between two generations.
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