Prince Muqrin Named Second-in-Line to Saudi Throne

Al Arabiya28.03.2014 KSA
Prince Muqrin Named Second-in-Line to Saudi Throne

Prince Muqrin Named Second-in-Line to Saudi Throne

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Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz was officially named on Thursday as second-in-line to the Saudi throne.

The Saudi Royal Court issued a decree appointing him as Deputy Crown Prince, and confirming him as the successor to the current Crown Prince Salman should he become King.

Prince Muqrin is the youngest son of Saudi Arabia's founder, King Abdulaziz al-Saud.

“King Abdullah appoints Prince Muqrin as King in case the positions of King and Crown Prince become vacant,” the Royal Court statement broadcast on Al Arabiya News Channel said.

The statement said the decree cannot be altered “in any way or by any person, reason or interpretation.”

Prince Muqrin will continue in his current job as the Second Deputy Prime Minister, the statement added.

Prince Muqrin was born in 1945 and has occupied several senior positions in the Kingdom. Recently he served as a special advisor to King Abdullah.

From 2005 to 2012 he served as the Head of the General Intelligence. From 1980 to 1999 he served as the governor of Hail province and was later appointed as the Governor of Madinah.

Prince Muqrin studied at the Riyadh Model Institute. He, then, went to Britain's RAF College in Cranwell and graduated with a degree in Aeronautics at the rank of Flight Lieutenant in 1968. He also received a diploma, equivalent to a master's degree, from the General Staff course in the US in 1974

He worked in the Air Force until 1980.

Source: Al Arabiya; Wikipedia



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