|Khalid bin Abdullah|
|Born||1950 (age 71–72)|
|Spouse(s)||Noura bint Abdullah bin Muhammad bin Abdullah|
|Religion||Wahhabi Hanbali Sunni Islam|
Khalid bin Abdullah (Arabic language: خالد بن عبدالله) (born 1950, Riyadh) is the eldest child of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. He is a member of the Allegiance Council.
Prince Khalid was schooled with his younger brother Prince Mutaib at Taif-Barmana School in Lebanon and secondary school in Jeddah. He obtained a bachelor of arts degree in public administration from College of Commerce and Economics at King Abdul-Aziz University. He later graduated from Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
After completing his education at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, Prince Khaled first served as Director of Administration and Planning at the National Guard from 1974 to 1976. Following the Grand Mosque Seizure in 1979, he was appointed deputy commander of the Saudi Arabian National Guard West. Later he commanded the National Guard in the Eastern Province. He remained in this post until 1992. In fact, he was dismissed from the National Guard in 1992 following policy disagreements with his father's advisors.
Khaled bin Abdullah is the honorary President of the Jeddah football club Al-Ahli. He is a member of Saudi Arabia Football Federation. He is one of the members of the KAUST Board of Trustees.
In 2010, Khaled bin Abdullah announced the establishment of the King Abdullah International Foundation for Charity and Humanitarian Deeds. He, the new deputy president of the Foundation, said its goals include the provision of relief services and aid.
Prince Khalid is also a member of the board of the King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity of which chairman is King Abdullah.
Khalid bin Abdullah is married to Noura bint Abdallah bin Muhammad Al Saud Al Kabir (born 1958). She is the daughter of his aunt, Seeta bint Abdulaziz. They have five children; Duna (born 1981), Faisal (born 1983), Abdulaziz (born 1986), Latifa (born 1992) and Abeer (born 1997).
Khalid bin Abdullah is considered to be one of the most respected royals. He is not as visible as his brothers.
False report of death
On 11 June 2011, the Associated Press (AP) erroneously reported Prince Khalid as having died, confusing him with King Abdullah's grand-nephew Khalid bin Abdullah bin Saud bin Abdulaziz. On 12 June 2011, AP sent a retraction correcting the earlier false report of Khalid's demise.
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