One of the wives of King Abdul Aziz dies
Princess Haya bint Saad al-Sudairi, one of the wives of the founder of modern Saudi Arabia, has died at the age of 90, the royal court said Saturday.
Princess Haya died in Riyadh on April 18, according to the court statement, which did not give a cause of death. She was buried in Riyadh.
Princess Haya was one of numerous wives of King Abdul Aziz, who founded modern Saudi Arabia in 1932 following the defeat and merger of rival regional forces. He died in 1953.
She was the mother of Prince Badr bin Abdul Aziz, the deputy head of the Kingdom's national guard; Prince Abdul Majid bin Abdul Aziz, the governor of Mecca; and Prince Abdul-Illah bin Abdul Aziz, former prince of the Jawf province.
Princess Haya was from the powerful Al-Sudairi clan, as was Princess Hassa, the king's most famous wife as mother of the reigning King Fahd.
© 2003 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)