Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Saudi royal, Died at 90


Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was born in 1923 and died on March 18, 2016.

He was a Saudi royal and the tenth son of King Abdulaziz, the first monarch of Saudi Arabia.

Bandar was the eldest surviving member of the ruling branch of the House of Saud.

In 1940 his mother died, who was Bazza II and his father was King Abdulaziz, and his full brother was Prince Fawwaz bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud stepped aside from the line of succession, despite opposition to Sultan bin Abdulaziz’s appointment as a second deputy prime minister by King Fahd in 1982.

Saud sole government service had been as the director-general of the Interior Ministry, and the fact that his mother was Moroccan may also have counted against him.

Related claims by Musaid, his full brother, were rejected because his son had assassinated King Faisal in 1975.

As for compensation, two of Bandar’s sons were given important jobs: Mansour bin Bandar was made the commander of Prince Abdullah Air Base at Jeddah and Faisal bin Bandar the governor of Al-Qassim Province.

Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud passed away at 90 yrs old.