King of Saudi Arabia


The King of Saudi Arabia is the position of the head of state of Saudi Arabia, who is the country's supreme authority. The King is the head of the executive branch of the government of Saudi Arabia and head of the nation's Council of Ministers. The King is called the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques (خادم الحرمين الشريفين). The title, means Saudi Arabia's jurisdiction over the mosques of Masjid al Haram in Mecca and Masjid al-Nabawi in Medina, replaced His Majesty (صاحب الجلالة) in 1986.

King of Saudi Arabia
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Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques

since 23 January 2015
StyleCustodian of the Two Holy Mosques (formal)
His Majesty (diplomatic relations)
Heir apparentMohammed bin Salman
First monarchIbn Saud
Formation22 September 1932
ResidenceAl-Yamamah Palace

Their royal palace is the King’s Palace in Riyadh.[1] Since 23 January 2015, the current king of Saudi Arabia is King Salman.

Kings of Saudi Arabia (1932–present)Edit

  1. Ibn Saud (1932–1953; died in office)
  2. Saud (1953–1964; kicked out)
  3. Faisal (1964–1975; killed)
  4. Khalid (1975–1982; died in office)
  5. Fahd (1982–2005; died in office)
  6. Abdullah (2005–2015; died in office)
  7. Salman (2015–current)