Khalid bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Khalid bin Abdullah is the eldest child of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. He is a member of the Allegiance Council.

Early life

Khaled bin Abdullah was born in Riyadh in 1950. His mother is Munira bint Abdullah Al Shaykh, who died on 17 September 2012.


Prince Khalid was schooled with his younger brother Prince Mutaib at Taif-Barmana School in Lebanon and secondary school in Jeddah. He obtained a bachelor of arts degree in public administration from College of Commerce and Economics at King Abdul-Aziz University. He later graduated from Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

Military career

After completing his education at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Prince Khaled first served as Director of Administration and Planning at the National Guard from 1974 to 1976. Following the Grand Mosque Seizure in 1979, he was appointed deputy commander of the Saudi Arabian National Guard West. Later he commanded the National Guard in the Eastern Province. He remained in this post until 1992. In fact, he was dismissed from the National Guard in 1992 following policy disagreements with his father's advisors.

Other positions

Khaled bin Abdullah is the honorary President of the Jeddah football club Al-Ahli. He is a member of Saudi Arabia Football Federation. He is one of the members of the KAUST Board of Trustees.
In 2010, Khaled bin Abdullah announced the establishment of the King Abdullah International Foundation for Charity and Humanitarian Deeds. He, the new deputy president of the Foundation, said its goals include the provision of relief services and aid.
Prince Khalid is also a member of the board of the King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity of which chairman is King Abdullah.

Business activities

Khalid bin Abdullah owns Saudi Arabian Insurance Company with his sons. He and his family also own Technical Support and Operational Services, a limited liability company, founded in 1998.

Personal life

Khalid bin Abdullah is married to Noura bint Abdallah bin Muhammad Al Saud Al Kabir. She is the daughter of his aunt, Seeta bint Abdulaziz. They have five children; Duna, Faisal, Abdulaziz, Latifa and Abeer.


Khalid bin Abdullah is considered to be one of the most respected royals. He is not as visible as his brothers.

False report of death

On 11 June 2011, the Associated Press erroneously reported Prince Khalid as having died, confusing him with King Abdullah's grand-nephew Khalid bin Abdullah bin Saud bin Abdulaziz. On 12 June 2011, AP sent a retraction correcting the earlier false report of Khalid's demise.