Talal bin Abdul-Aziz

Talal bin Abdul-Aziz

Prince + Elder + Ambassador
Born Aug 15, 1931

Prince Talal bin Abdul-Aziz, also called The Red Prince, is a senior member of the Saudi royal family, and has led the Arab Gulf Program For the United Nations Development (AGFUND) since 1986. He is a former ambassador to France. He served as Minister of Communications till 1955 before the Ministry was dissolved into the Ministry of Finance. Talal led the reformist Free Prince Movement from 1958-64. He is not a likely candidate to the succession to the Saudi throne.… Read More


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Talal bin Abdul-Aziz.


In 1931, Talal was born and named in honor of his late brother, following the Bedouin tradition. … Read More


1955 23 Years Old The dispute ended when Prince Talal resigned in April 1955. … Read More
1957 25 Years Old …  He donated his own birthplace palace — Al-Zahra Palace in Taif — to for a school in 1957. … Read More
1961 29 Years Old 1 More Event
King Saud appointed Prince Talal in 1961. … Read More


After his palaces were searched by the National Guard when Prince Talal was abroad, he held a press conference in Beirut on 15 August 1962. … Read More
1963 31 Years Old On 8 September 1963, The Sunday Telegraph reported that Talal’s mother, Munaiyir, advised her son that he was behaving foolishly, while his younger sister Madawi kept asking him to return home. … Read More


2007 75 Years Old 1 More Event
In September 2007, he announced his desire to form a political party (illegal in Saudi Arabia) to advance his goal of liberalizing the country.
2009 77 Years Old In March 2009, Prince Talal called on King Abdullah to clarify the appointment of Prince Nayef as Second Deputy Prime Minister. … Read More
2011 79 Years Old 1 More Event
Prince Nayef was in fact named crown prince in October 2011 following the death of his brother, Prince Sultan.
In April 2012, he said that the "hand of justice" should reach all the corrupt in Saudi Arabia, and called on the National Anti-Corruption Authority (NACA) to reach everyone, regardless of status.