Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Kings and Queens of Saudi Arabia

Kings and Queens of Saudi Arabia 

Saudi Arabia is governed by a king who is the head of the state and the only monarch. The king is a leader of the Saudi kingdom named as the House of Saud 
There are a total of 6 Kings which rules in Saudi Arabia 

King Abdul-Aziz 
The full name of King Abdul-Aziz is Abdulaziz bin Abd al-Rahman Al Saud also known as Ibn Saud. He was born on the January 15, 1876. His reign to the throne was from September 23, 1932 to November 9, 1953 (death). Saudi National Day is the day his reign started which is celebrated in the country. 

King Saud 
The full name of King Saud was King Saud Ibn Abdul Aziz Al Saud. He was born on January 12, 1902. His reign to the throne after King Abdul-Aziz died was from November 9, 1953 to November 25, 1964 after he was banished from position by group members which included his family members. 

King Faisal 
After King Saud was deposed as a King in 1964, King Faisal was the rightful owner of the throne. His full name was Faisal Ibn Abdul Aziz Al Saud. King Faisal was born in 1904. He was the King of Saudi Arabia from November 2, 1964 to March 25, 1975 after he was assassinated. 

King Khalid 
After the assassination of King Faisal, King Khalid took the throne as he was prior to become the King because he had represented Saudi Arabia at the United Nations. The full name of King Faisal was King Khalid bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. 

King Fahad 
The next rightful heir to the throne after King Khalid was King Fahad. His full name was King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud. He was born on March 16, 1921. His reign to the throne started on June 13, 1982 after the death of King Khalid. 

King Abdullah 
King Abdullah is the sixth King of the Saudi Arabia. His full name was Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud. He was born on August 1, 1924. After the death of King Fahd, King Abdullah took the throne on August 1, 2005. He was prior to become the King because he had acted as a delegate for about 10 years and he has been serving there until now. 

Queen Iffat Al- Thunayan 
Queen Iffat Al- Thunayan was born in 1916. She was also known as Emira Iffat or Princess Iffat. She is well-known for her efforts and struggle on the improvement of education sector in Saudi Arabia. She was most prominent wife of King Faisal. She is the founder of first Girl’s college and Taif Model School in Saudi Arabia. After her, no lady was able to take her place. 

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