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Saudi Prince Khalid bin Abdullah dies

Prince Khalid bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the eldest child of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, has died, state media reported today. He was 54.

world Updated: Jun 11, 2011 22:50 IST

Prince Khalid bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the eldest child of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, has died, state media reported on Saturday. He was 54.

Prince Khalid died on Friday and funeral rites were performed in the Saudi capital Riyadh, according to a statement by the Saudi royal court.

Prince Khalid was honorary head of the Jiddah-based football club Al-Ahli and was on the board of trustees at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.

He was not in line for the throne.