The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has issued a
royal order appointing Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as Deputy Crown Prince along
with his position as Second Deputy Premier.
The Royal Order mandated that Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Crown Prince,
be pledged allegiance as Crown Prince once the position of the Crown Prince becomes
vacant, and be pledged allegiance as King of the state once the positions of the King
and the Crown Prince are vacant at the same time.
The position of 'Deputy Crown Prince' in terms of the pledge of allegiance is confined
to the two cases mentioned herein before.
Supported by the desire of Our Crown Prince to appoint Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz as
Deputy Crown Prince in addition to the support and approval of the Pledge-Allegiance
Commission, this order is effective from the date of issuance. It shall not be amended
or replaced by no means or by whomsoever.