JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s Prince Bandar bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud passed away on Sunday evening, Saudi Press Agency reported, quoting a Royal Court statement.
Prayers will be held on Monday, following Isha prayers at the Grand Mosque (Masjid Al-Haram) in the holy city of Makkah.
Prince Bandar was the tenth son of Ibn Saud, the first monarch of Saudi Arabia, and the eldest surviving member of the ruling family.
On Monday, the US ambassador to the Kingdom offered his condolences to King Salman and the entire Saudi nation on the news of the passing.
#UPDATE: On behalf of #US mission to #SaudiArabia, ambassador John Abizaid extended condolences to King Salman, #Riyadh Governor Prince Faisal Bin Bandar and all Saudi people on the death of Prince Bandar Bin Abdulazizhttps://t.co/ai4AWMK8WP pic.twitter.com/OROaWoLA5c
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