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Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia

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Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
ولي عهد المملكة العربية السعودية
Mohammed bin Salman

since 21 June 2017
StyleHis Royal Highness
AppointerThe King
with approval of the Allegiance Council
Term lengthAt the King's pleasure or until accession as King
Inaugural holderSaud bin Abdulaziz
Formation11 May 1933

The crown prince of Saudi Arabia (Arabic: ولي عهد المملكة العربية السعودية) is the second-most important position in Saudi Arabia. It is second to the King. The crown prince is the heir to the throne. The Crown Prince takes power with the approval of the Allegiance Council. This system was started during the reign of King Abdullah. If, for any reason, the King can not rule, the Crown Prince manage the affairs of the state until the King's return.

Mohammed bin Salman, son of King Abdullah, became Crown Prince in June 2017. This took place after Muhammad bin Nayef was removed from all positions.

Styles of the Crown Prince[change | change source]

Styles of
The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
Reference styleHis Royal Highness
Spoken styleYour Royal Highness

The Crown Prince is referred to as His Royal Highness and then Sir.