Badr bin Saud Al Saud

Badr bin Saud Al Saud (Arabic: بدر بن سعود آل سعودBadr bin Su'ūd Āl Su'ūd; 1934 – 21 July 2004) was a son of King Saud of Saudi Arabia. Prince Badr was the governor of the Riyadh province for a short time.[1]

Badr bin Saud Al Saud
Governor of Riyadh
In officeJanuary 1963–February 1963
MonarchKing Saud
Born1934
Died21 July 2004(2004-07-21) (aged 69–70)
Burial
Al Oud cemetery, Riyadh
SpousePrincess Sameera
Princess Buniah
Princess Noura
Princess Nora
Issue8 sons
Names
Badr bin Saud bin Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman bin Faisal Al Saud
HouseHouse of Saud
FatherKing Saud
MotherHaleema

Early life and educationEdit

 
King Saud, father of Prince Badr

Badr bin Saud was born in 1934. He was educated at the palace. He finished his secondary education at the Institute of Al Anjal.[citation needed]

CareerEdit

Prince Badr was the commander of the National Guard from 1956 to 1961.[2] He was replaced by his brother Mansour bin Saud in the post.[2] At the end of 1962 King Saud and his brother Crown Prince Faisal were in a feud for political power. In January 1963 King Saud fired most of the provincial governors, who may have been loyal to Crown Prince Faisal. Prince Badr replaced Prince Fawaz bin Abdulaziz in the post of the governor of the Riyadh region on 20 January 1963. However, he was fired by Crown Prince Faisal within a mere two weeks on 4 February. He then went into private business, never serving in government again.[2]

ExileEdit

In 1964, King Saud was forced into exile in Geneva, Switzerland, and then on to other European cities. In 1966, Saud was invited by Nasser to live in Egypt; another report claims that King Saud went to Egypt under refuge granted by Nasser and stayed there from 1965 to 1967.[3] King Saud was also allowed to broadcast propaganda on Radio Cairo.[3] Prince Badr and some of his brothers, including Prince Khalid, Prince Sultan and Prince Mansour, joined their father and supported his attempt to regain the throne.[3]

Personal life and deathEdit

Prince Badr married four times: Sameera Al Muhanna, Buniah Al Meshaal Al Rasheed, Noura bint Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Al Shuhail and Nora bint Fahd Al Qahtani. He had eight sons.

He died in 2004 at the age of 70 and was buried in Al Oud cemetery.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Princes". www.riyadh.gov.sa.
  2. ^ a b c "Leading grandsons of Abdulaziz" (PDF). Springer. p. 180. Retrieved 9 March 2021.
  3. ^ a b c Joseph A. Kechichian (2001). Succession in Saudi Arabia. New York: Palgrave. p. 9.