Saudi Prince Mishaal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, brother of King Salman, passed away on May 3, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
According to reports, he was aged 93.
His funeral prayers will be held on Thursday at the holy grand mosque in Makkah after Isha (evening) prayers, SPA quoted the Royal Court as saying.
Prince Mishaal was the chairman of the 28-member body, the Allegiance Council, which was formed in 2006 by King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz and tasked with formalising the succession process.
He also previously served as Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Defence, governor of Makkah and as a special advisor to the King.
Also a businessman, Prince Mishaal had investments in real estate, insurance, electrical utilities, oil trading and cement manufacture, and owned the Al Shoula Holding Company.