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Royal Standard of Saudi Arabia
The royal standard of the king

The King of Saudi Arabia is Saudi Arabia's head of state and monarch (i.e. head of government). He serves as the head of the Saudi monarchy — House of Saud. 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.

Their royal palace is the King’s Palace in Riyadh. As of 22 June 2016, the current king of Saudi Arabia is King Salman.

Kings of Saudi Arabia (1932–present)

  • 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)

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