Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman becomes father again

By: News Desk      Published: 03:13 PM, 19 Apr, 2021
Prince of Saudi Arabia Muhammad Bin Salman
Muhammad Bin Salman

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz has become a father again.

A hashtag bearing the young prince's name — Prince Abdulaziz Bin Mohammed Bin Salman — was doing the rounds on Twitter, with well-wishers offering the Crown Prince prayers and congratulations on the happy occasion.

Several wished the latest addition to the royal family a healthy and happy life.

The newborn has been named after the Crown Prince's grandfather and the country's late founder, King Abdulaziz.

The newborn makes the Saudi royal a father of five children: three boys and two girls. The birth of Abdulaziz the Jr on Saturday triggered an outpouring of greetings and well wishes.

“May Allah makes him a baby of happiness, bless him and make him a source of joy for his parents,” tweeted Prince Saud, the crown prince’s brother.

Prince Mohammed, 35, was appointed as heir apparent in June 2017. He has since championed dramatic social and economic reforms in the kingdom, shedding its ultra-conservative image.

In 2018, Saudi Arabia allowed women to drive for the first time in its history, ending a decades-old ban on female driving.