Riyadh, July 29: Saudi King Salman's elder half-brother, the tenth son of the country's founding monarch, Prince Bandar bin Abdulaziz Al Saud died yesterday at the age of 96. The Royal Court yesterday confirmed his death.
Although he was not an actively political royal within the ruling Al Saud family, he was the eldest living son of the late King Abdulaziz Al Saud.
Prince Bandar's sons hold important posts. Prince Faisal bin Bandar is governor of Riyadh; Prince Abdullah bin Bandar heads the National Guard; Prince Abdullah bin Bandar is deputy governor of Mecca and Prince Khalid bin Bandar serves as an adviser to King Salman.