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wbenson 10-22-2011 12:24 AM

Death of Crown Prince Sultan (1930-2011) October 21, 2011
U.S. official: Saudi Crown Prince dies -

Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has died, a State Department official told CNN on Friday.

There were no more immediate details about his death.

Princess Mahala 10-22-2011 01:33 AM

Death of Crown Prince Sultan Oct. 21. 2011
Saudi TV reports the Crown Prince has died abroad, different agencys say he he was in the US at the time.

Saudi Arabian Crown Prince dies in USA - Trend

The Associated Press: TV: Saudi crown prince dies abroad after illness

RIP Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud :sad:

Kasumi 10-22-2011 04:46 AM

Sad news...
Prince Nayef appears to become the Crown Prince now.

Saudi crown prince: 'worked and played hard' | My Sinchew
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz al-Saud dies | Firstpost
Saudi Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud -

dazzling 10-22-2011 08:57 AM

Prince Nayef was deputy Crown Prince but it is not certain if he will be the next Crown Prince.

Im not sure if many are aware of the council the King created a few years ago, here is a good brief description of it


It is possible the king will for the first time put the decision of his heir to the Allegiance Council, a body Abdullah created as one of his reforms, made up of his brothers, half-brothers and nephews with a mandate to determine the succession. That would open the choice up to a degree of debate within the top echelons of the royal family.

Traditionally the king names his successor. Abdullah formed the council in order to modernize the process and give a wider voice in the choice.
- Source

Prince Sultan's body will be prayed on and buried on Tuesday afternoon in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia according to Saudi TV.

Burzg 10-22-2011 10:05 AM

he may rest in pieace :sad: :ermm:

shrifia 10-22-2011 09:13 PM

this is sad news.
I've always thought Prince Sultan is respectful man.
may Prayer goes to him and his family.

Rhys82192 10-22-2011 10:52 PM

Condolences to the Saudi Royal Family :rose:
May he rest in peace. :rose:
I hope the Saudi Royal Family may elect their new CP soon.

Kasumi 10-23-2011 02:23 AM

Saudi Crown Prince Sultan Has Died - Bloomberg
Prince Nayef, born in 1934, is the most likely candidate for the crown prince position. King Abdullah, who is 87, underwent surgery earlier this month to relieve back pain after traveling to the U.S. in November for three months of medical care.

dazzling 10-23-2011 04:53 AM

Heir to Saudi Arabia throne dies in US - YouTube

lula 10-24-2011 03:10 PM

Trip to Saudi Arabia
Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), on October 26, 2011

His Royal Highness the Prince of Asturias will travel to Riyadh to present condolences for the death of H.R.H. the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Kingdom

Viaje a Arabia Saudí. Casa de Su Majestad el Rey de España

Mademoiselle Lilo 10-24-2011 07:41 PM

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud (R) arrives at Riyadh Military Air Base to receive the body of Saudi Crown Prince, Sultan bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, in Riyadh October 24, 2011.

The Coffin of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz al-Saud arrives at Riyadh Military Air Base in Riyadh October 24, 2011.

dazzling 10-25-2011 05:28 AM

Here are more pictures of Prince Sultans body arriving in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Crown Prince, Sultan bin Abdulaziz al-Saud October 24, 2011 - News, photos, topics, and quotes

Biri 10-25-2011 06:20 AM

RIP, Crown Prince Sultan...

Ahmed95 10-25-2011 06:58 AM

I hope God has mercy on Sultan's soul. He was a charitable man who built schools and houses across his country. There is this nice video on Youtube of him talking to this disabled boy, it really was a video that changed my thoughts on him.

He was rightfully called Al-Sultan Al-Khair

onenoble83 10-25-2011 09:51 AM

HH the Emir of Qatar Take parts in Funeral of Saudi Crown Prince

Riyadh, October 25 (QNA) - HH the Emir of the State of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani has taken part in the funeral prayers of the late Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Crown Prince.

QNA | News | HH the Emir of Qatar Partakes in Funeral of Saudi Crown Prince

Warren 10-25-2011 10:58 AM

An ambitious and diligent Crown Prince
Sydney Morning Herald
- 26 October 2010

The death of Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz highlights the dangers of a power vacuum in Saudi Arabia, which is responsible for 25 per cent of the world's oil. The kingdom is ruled by a frail gerontocracy, despite its oil wealth and political vulnerability. Sultan was the half-brother of the 87-year-old King Abdullah.

Sultan was born in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, probably in 1930, although some sources say 1924. He was the second of the elite ''Sudairi seven'', the sons of the kingdom's founder, King Abdul Aziz Al Saud (commonly known as Ibn Saud) by his wife Hussa bint Ahmad al-Sudairi. Ibn Saud had some 45 recorded sons by as many as 32 wives, of whom Hussa was pre-eminent.

...He joined the cabinet in 1953, the year that Ibn Saud died and was succeeded as king by his son Saud. Sultan became agriculture minister, helping to settle Saudi Arabia's bedouin on modern farms and was considered hardworking and pugnacious. In 1955, he was appointed communications minister, a post he held until 1962. That year, Sultan became the kingdom's defence and aviation minister. When it became clear to the princes that King Saud was a failure, Sultan pressed for his abdication in favour of the charismatic Faisal, demanding that it should be brought about by force, if necessary. Saud stepped down in March 1964, and Faisal became king that November.

...People who knew Sultan praised his ''strategic vision, the capacity to think big'', in particular after the 1973-74 oil price rises...Sultan had a reputation for a fierce temper but his habit of working deep into the night won him the nickname of ''bulbul'' (nightingale). He was both a conservative and political moderate.

For some time, he was said to have suffered from ill health, having been diagnosed with colon cancer in 2004 and latterly affected by Alzheimer's disease.

Sultan had some 32 children by 10 wives.

Warren 10-25-2011 11:14 AM

Posts discussing the naming of the next Crown Prince and the Allegiance Council (a body set up by King Abdullah to make the Royal Family's complex succession procedure more transparent) have been moved to a new thread, Saudi Succession.

dazzling 10-25-2011 11:16 AM


Mademoiselle Lilo 10-25-2011 07:07 PM

The Funeral
Photos: Sultan bin Abdulaziz al-Saud - News, photos, topics, and quotes

Burzg 10-26-2011 01:04 AM

King offers condolences to Saudi monarch
Riyadh, Oct 25 (Petra) -- His Majesty King Abdullah II on Tuesday expressed his sympathy to Saudi monarch Abdullah Ibn Abdul Aziz and the Saudi royal family over the passing of Crown Prince Sultan Ibn Abdul Aziz.

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