King of Saudi Arabia

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King of Saudi Arabia
ملك المملكة العربية السعودية
Salman bin Abdulaziz
since 23 January 2015
StyleCustodian of the Two Holy Mosques (formal)
His Majesty (diplomatic relations)
Heir apparentMohammed bin Salman
First monarchIbn Saud
Formation23 September 1932
ResidenceAl-Yamamah Palace

The King of Saudi Arabia is the head of state and head of government of Saudi Arabia. He serves as the head of the Saudi monarchy — House of Saud. The King is called the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques (خادم الحرمين الشريفين). The title, means Saudi Arabia's jurisdiction over the mosques of Masjid al Haram in Mecca and Masjid al-Nabawi in Medina, replaced His Majesty (صاحب الجلالة) in 1986.

Their royal palace is the King’s Palace in Riyadh.[1] Since 23 January 2015, the current king of Saudi Arabia is King Salman.

Kings of Saudi Arabia (1932–present)[change | change source]

  1. Ibn Saud (1932–1953; died in office)
  2. Saud (1953–1964; kicked out)
  3. Faisal (1964–1975; killed)
  4. Khalid (1975–1982; died in office)
  5. Fahd (1982–2005; died in office)
  6. Abdullah (2005–2015; died in office)
  7. Salman (2015–current)

References[change | change source]

  1. "Kings of the World – Rich Living Monarchs and their Royal Residences". Archived from the original on 2016-01-13. Retrieved 2015-02-04.