Prince Khalid bin Abdul Aziz bin Ayyaf Al-Muqrin is the Saudi minister of National Guard. He was appointed to this position in November 2017.
His father Prince Abdul Aziz bin Mohammed, was one of the founders of the National Guard and helped King Abdullah in the early 1960s to transform the force into what it is today.
Previously, Prince Khalid served as the general supervisor of the office of the undersecretary of the National Guard for Military Affairs, and general supervisor of the General Administration of Arms and Ammunition.
In 2007, he was appointed the undersecretary of Cohort Affairs at the National Guard. He served in that position for five years, in addition to being head of a number of committees before his appointment as the minister.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the US. Prince Khalid graduated with honors in 1996. He also attended courses in management including an administrative management skills course, and a supervisory skills development program at the Institute of Public Administration in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
The Saudi National Guard is an internal security force. It is separate from the regular Saudi army and tasked with protecting the royal family in addition to ensuring the security of the two holy cities — Makkah and Madinah.
Prince Khalid on Sunday visited the Saudi conjoined twins “Sheikha and Shammuk” following a successful surgery to separate them.
The surgery was carried out in accordance with the directives of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman at King Abdullah Specialist Hospital for Children at King Abdul Aziz Medical City.