Crown Prince orders renovation of Princess Nourah’s palace

Muhammad Bin Salman

JEDDAH – Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, has ordered the renovation of Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman Palace at his own personal expense. The palace titled “Al-Shamsiya Palace” is located near Al-Murabba neighborhood in Riyadh.

“This directive reflects the Crown Prince’s keenness to support the rich heritage and historic monuments in the Kingdom,” Minister of Culture Prince Badr Bin Abdullah Bin Farhan said. He thanked the Crown Prince for his unlimited support to the Kingdom’s culture and heritage sector.

He said that the palace, which is located on the western bank of Al-Batha Valley, is unique for the inscriptions, reflecting the style of local architecture prevalent in 1950s. Princess Nourah was the elder sister of King Abdul Aziz, founder of modern Saudi Arabia. — SG/SPA