Muqrin bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud

Muqrin bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud

Prince Muqrin bin Abd al-Aziz Al Saud

Crown Prince

Deputy Prime Minister

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz named Deputy Crown Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Crown Prince on January 23, 2015 in accordance with Royal Decree No. A /86 (ii) of 26 Jumada al-Thani 1435H (March 27, 2014), which mandats that Prince Muqrin be pledged allegiance as Crown Prince once the position of the Crown Prince is vacant.

Prince Muqrin served in the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) from 1965 to 1980. He served as Governor of Hail Province from 1980 to 1999 and Governor of Madinah Province from 1999 to 2005. Subsequently, he was Chairman of General Intelligence from 2005 to 2012. Prince Muqrin was appointed as an advisor and special envoy of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz in 2012. On February 1, 2013, he was named Second Deputy Prime Minister by King Abdullah. On January 23, 2015, he was named Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister by King Salman.

Source: Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia, Washington

As of Jan 23, 2015

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Born Sept. 15, 1945

Second Deputy Prime Minister
HRH Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud
Born: 1945 in Riyadh
Education: Royal Air Force College Cranwell, United Kingdom.
Positions Held: Royal Saudi Air Force, 1965-1980; appointed Assistant to Air Operations Manager and Head of Plans and Operations Division in the Royal Saudi Air Force, 1977; Governor of Hail Province, 1980-1999; Governor of Madinah Province, 1999-2005; Chairman of General Intelligence, 2005-2012; appointed advisor and special envoy of King Abdullah, 2012. Named Second Deputy Prime Minister by King Abdullah on February 1, 2013 and Deputy Crown Prince on March 27, 2014.

Source: SaudiEmbassy.net