Nasser bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Nasser bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (1911 – 15 September 1984) was one of the former Riyadh governors and a member of House of Saud.
|Nasser bin Abdulaziz Al Saud|
|Governor of Riyadh Province|
|Predecessor||Muhammad bin Saad bin Zaid|
|Successor||Sultan bin Abdulaziz|
Riyadh, Emirate of Nejd and Hasa
|Died||15 September 1984 (aged 72–73)|
|Spouse||Muhdi bint Ahmed Al Sudairi|
|House||House of Saud|
Early life and educationEdit
Prince Nasser was born in Riyadh in 1911. There are other reports, giving his birth date as 1913 and as 1921. He was the sixth son of Ibn Saud. His mother was Bazza I, a Moroccan woman. Prince Nasser had no full-brothers or full-sisters. He received education in Riyadh at the school of the palace, learning Quran, horsemanship and war techniques.
In 1938, Ibn Saud appointed him as the governor of Riyadh Province. However, he had to resign from his post due to an event, leading to death of one of his brothers and others. When Prince Nasser was the governor, he organized a party after which his brother Prince Mansour, then-defense minister, and several foreigners died of alcohol poisoning. Upon hearing of this event, Ibn Saud threw him in jail. Subsequently, Nasser bin Abdulaziz lost his post and never returned to public life.
Exclusion from successionEdit
Prince Nasser was excluded from the succession to throne because of the incident occurred during his term as the Governor of Riyadh Province. Both Nasser and Prince Saad were older than Prince Fahd when the latter was appointed crown prince in 1975. However, the supersession did not cause turmoil because both of them were regarded as weak contenders due to being relatively less experienced. Furthermore, he lost his chance due to "dissolute" mores. He was regarded as unsuitable for succession by the larger family. His lack of accomplishment and low birth (his mother was a woman of colour from Morocco) were also factors leading to his exclusion.
One of his wives, Muhdi, was the younger sister of his step-mother, Hassa, who was the favorite wife of King Ibn Saud and the mother of seven influential sons, known as the Sudairi Seven. Muhdi bint Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Sudairi was the younger sister of Hassa bint Ahmad Al Sudairi. Naseer and Muhdi had five sons: Prince Khalid, Prince Abdullah, Prince Fahd, Prince Turki and Prince Ahmed.
One of Naseer's sons, Turki bin Nasser, is a former military officer and the former head of the Presidency of Meteorology and Environment (PME). Another son, Mohammed bin Nasser, is the governor of Jizan Province. Another son Mansour bin Nasser was one of King Abdullah's advisors. Yet another son, Abdulaziz bin Nasser, is a businessman and the father of Saud bin Abdulaziz who murdered his servant in London in 2010. Abdullah bin Nasser, another son of Prince Nasser, was the president of Saudi football club Al Hilal in the 1970s.
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