Prince Khalid bin Bandar
Former Deputy Defense Minister
Update: June 28, 2014
Royal Order Relieves Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz of His Post
Jeddah, Sha’ban 30, 1435, Jun 28, 2014, SPA — Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud issued today the following royal order and upon to what have been submitted by the Crown Prince, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense:
First: Relieving Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Minister of Defense, of his post.
Second: This Royal Order shall be instructed to the competent authorities for implementation.
19:48 LOCAL TIME 16:48 GMT
Deputy minister of defense relieved of position
Arab News | Jun 29, 2014
Prince Khaled bin Bandar, deputy minister of defense, has been relieved of his position upon his request, said a royal decree issued by Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah on Saturday.
Prince Khaled, who was appointed deputy defense minister on May 14, 2014, was removed from the post on the recommendation of Crown Prince Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense.
Khalid bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (born 16 March 1951) is a member of the House of Saud and the governor of the Riyadh Province with the rank of minister. He is the first grandson of King Abdulaziz to be the governor of the Riyadh Province. Prince Khalid is also the thirteenth governor of the province.
Prince Khalid was born in 16 March 1951. He is the third son of Prince Bandar, who is one of two eldest surviving sons of King Abdulaziz. Khalid bin Bandar graduated from Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He holds a master’s degree in military sciences. He participated in advanced foundational courses for armor officers in Saudi Arabia and United States, and also been involved in several different field exercises.
Prince Khalid married Princess Mashael bint Mohammed bin Saud bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud and they have six daughters. Their children are: Princess Noura, Princess Haya, Princess Anoud (wife of Prince Salman bin Saud bin Salman bin Mohammed Al Saud), Princess Sara (wife of Prince Miteb bin Saud bin Mohammed Al Saud), Princess Najla and Princess Nouf.