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Saudi philanthropist Princess Al-Bandari dies

Saudi philanthropist Princess Al-Bandari dies

She was the CEO of the King Khalid Foundation and associated with several NGOs

Saudi Arabia’s Princess Al-Bandari bint Abdulrahman bin Faisal, the CEO of the King Khalid Foundation (KKF) died on Friday, the Saudi royal court announced.

She was described as a contributor to a number of charities and non-profit organisations in the kingdom.

Princess Al-Bandari was a co-founder of the Shaghaf programme, and a member of the Women’s Charity Association, Ifta Society for Hyperactivity Disorder and the Al-Nahda Philanthropic Society for Women.

According to the KKF page on Instagram, she also participated in the Second National Conference on Child Growth and Behaviour last week.

“Princess Al-Bandari was a pioneer in many aspects. Whether it was through the foundation or by partnering with other organizations, her goal was always to protect those that needed protection,” her cousin, Prince Talal bin Mohammed al Abdullah al Faisal al Saud, told Al Arabiya English.

Princess Al Bandari was the grand daughter of the third Saudi monarch late King Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as well as the grand daughter of the fourth Saudi monarch late King Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al Saud from her mother’s side.

UAE leaders including President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan sent cables of condolences to Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, official news agency WAM reported.

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