Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz appointed Deputy Crown Prince
March 27, 2014
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has issued a royal order appointing Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz as Deputy Crown Prince. Prince Muqrin will retain his position as Second Deputy Prime Minister. He is now second in line for the Saudi throne, after the Crown Prince.
The royal order mandated that Prince Muqrin, Deputy Crown Prince, be pledged allegiance as Crown Prince once the position of the Crown Prince is 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.
Prince Muqrin served in the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) from 1965 to 1980. He served as Governor of Hail Province from 1980 to 1999 and Governor of Madinah Province from 1999 to 2005. Subsequently, he was Chairman of General Intelligence from 2005 to 2012. Prince Muqrin was appointed as an advisor and special envoy of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz in 2012. On February 1, 2013, he was named Second Deputy Prime Minister by King Abdullah.