Badr bin Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (1934 – July 21, 2004) (Arabic: بدر بن سعود آل سعود) was a Governor of the Riyadh province of Saudi Arabia, and a member of the House of Saud.
Life and career
Early life and education
Badr bin Saud was educated at the hands of his father, King Saud. He finished his secondary education at the Institute of Al Anjal.
Governor of Riyadh province
At the end of 1962, King Saud and Crown Prince Faisal were in a fratricidal feud over who should hold real power, In January 1963, the King fired most of the provincial governors, who may have been loyal to the Crown Prince, one of whom was Prince Fawaz bin Abdulaziz the Governor of the capitol region, and replaced some of them with his sons, one of whom was Prince Badr.
He was appointed Governor of Riyadh province on January 20, 1963, and was fired by Crown Prince Feisal a mere two weeks later on February 4. He then went into private business, never serving in government again.
In 1964, King Saud was forced into exile in Geneva, Switzerland, and then on to other European cities. In 1966, Saud was invited by Nasser to live in Egypt; another report claims that King Saud went to Egypt under refuge granted by Nasser and stayed there from 1965 to 1967. King Saud was also allowed to broadcast propaganda on Radio Cairo. Prince Badr and some of his brothers, such as Prince Khalid, Prince Sultan and Prince Mansur, joined their father and supported his attempt to regain the throne.
Prince Badr married four times, Princesses Sameera Al Muhanna, Buniah Al Meshaal Al Rasheed, Noura bint Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Al Shuhail and Nora bint Fahd Al Qahtani. He had eight sons:
- Prince Salman
- Prince Turkie, who has five children: Prince Saud, Princess Sarah, Prince Abdulaziz, Prince Khalid, and Princess Al Jawharah.
- Prince Mansour
- Prince Khalid, who has two children: Prince Nasser and Prince Bandar.
- Prince Abdulaziz, who has five children: Prince Meshaal, Prince Saud, Princess Hayfa, Princess Bonayah, and Princess Al Anoud.
- Prince Talal, who has six children: Prince Saud, Prince Khalid, Princess Adhwa, Princess Shahad, Prince Mohammed , and Princess Noura who is the youngest.
- Prince Walid, who has three children: Princess Areej, Princess Ahhad and Prince Bader.
- Prince Husam, who has five children: Prince Salman, Princess Noura, Princess Al Jawharah, Prince Sultan, and Prince Abdullah.
- Prince Saud, married in October 2018
- Prince Fahad, married in December 2018
- Prince Salman
He died in 2004 at the age of 70 and was buried in Al Oud cemetery.