King Salman of Saudi Arabia has appointed his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman as Crown Prince replacing his nephew Mohammed bin Nayef as the heir apparent. The new Crown Prince previously was the Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense. He will continue to serve as Minister of Defense and now will also be Deputy Prime Minister.
Since the formation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 1932, the six kings that followed the first king Abdulaziz have all been chosen from among his 45 sons. Mohammad bin Salman would be the first king from the next generation.
BBC: Saudi king’s son Mohammed bin Salman is new crown prince