King of Saudi Arabia facts for kids
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|ملك المملكة العربية السعودية|
Royal Standard of Saudi Arabia
|Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques
since 23 January 2015
|Style||Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques (formal)
His Majesty (diplomatic relations)
|Heir apparent||Mohammed bin Salman|
|First monarch||Ibn Saud|
|Formation||22 September 1932|
The King of Saudi Arabia is the head of state and head of government of Saudi Arabia. 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. Since 23 January 2015, the current king of Saudi Arabia is King Salman.
Kings of Saudi Arabia (1932–present)
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