Prince Khaled bin Bandar bin Sultan, the Saudi ambassador to the UK, has thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for giving him the responsibility.
He vowed to fulfill his responsibilities to meet the expectations of the king and the crown prince.
He also expressed his wish to serve the Kingdom and its people in the UK and to strengthen the bilateral ties between the two countries. He also prayed for the safety and prosperity of the Kingdom.
Previously, Prince Khaled served as the Saudi envoy to Germany. He was appointed to this position in June 2017.
He is the son of Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, the former head of Saudi intelligence.
Prince Khaled has also served his country as an adviser to the Saudi ambassador to the US for three years. Prince Khaled has also worked at the UN’s department of political affairs in New York. Prince Khaled bin Bandar is also the executive chairman of Dayım Holding, established in 2006 to act as a vehicle for investment, strategic partnerships and joint ventures in Saudi Arabia.
He also headed Hertz Equipment Rental in Saudi Arabia, and led several other key business ventures. Prince Khaled graduated from the University of Oxford obtaining a degree in Oriental studies.
He also graduated from the Sandhurst Military Academy as a commissioned officer, before obtaining a post-graduate degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
Prince Khaled married Lucy Caroline Cuthbert in 2011. She is the maternal niece of Ralph Percy, the 12th Duke of Northumberland.