Saudi Arabia’s King Salman’s elder half-brother and the tenth son of the country’s founding monarch, has died at the age of 96.

At the time of his death, Prince Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was not an actively political royal within the ruling Al Saud family. He was the eldest living son of the late King Abdulaziz Al Saud.

The Saudi Press Agency confirmed the news of his demise late on Sunday, July 28th.

Prince Bandar’s sons however hold important posts: Prince Faisal bin Bandar is governor of Riyadh; Prince Abdullah bin Bandar heads the National Guard; Prince Abdullah bin Bandar is deputy governor of Mecca and Prince Khalid bin Bandar serves as an adviser to King Salman.


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