Re: New Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia
Posted by Lukasz on 30/10/2011, 23:31:09, in reply to "Re: New Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia"
Hello Damian, |
I think there are many more similar examples, well, many is a big word but at least a few more. For example, Nayef himself has an older full brother, Prince Abdul Rahman (born in 1931?), who should have "succeeded" Prince Sultan but he didn't.
: --Previous Message--
: Well, it's not that the succession passes to
: "the next surviving son" of King
: Abdulaziz, various princes has been skipped
: for the last sixty years.
: I may be wrong but I have only heard of one
: instance where the next in line of birth did
: not succeed and that was Prince Mohammed who
: declined the throne after King Feisal's
: assassination in 1975 because he did not
: consider himself suitable. The throne then
: passed to the next younger brother who
: became King Khaled and then in turn to Kings
: Fahd and Abdullah who were next in line of
: birth. Each was Crown Prince to his
: predecessor as the late Prince Sultan was to
: King Abdullah. Now the next in line, Prince
: Nayef becomes Crown Prince....and so on and
: so on. It seems that only when all the
: remaining sons of Abdul Aziz are dead will
: power pass to the next generation. We can
: only wonder how the new order of succession
: will proceed then?