Saud Ibn Abdul Aziz Ibn Abdul Rahman Ibn Faisal Al Saud was born in the city of Kuwait in 1902, the same year in which his father King Abdul Aziz recaptured the city of Riyadh from Al Rasheed. Moving with other members of the Al Saud family from Kuwait to Riyadh, he later took part in both politics and war. In the meantime he learned government and administrative methods. He led the first campaign against Hayel in 1921 (1339 H.) and commanded Saudi forces during the Yemen war. Saud also participated in running the affairs of the Kingdom's Central Region. On the 11th of May 1933 (1351 H) he was sworn in as Crown Prince. When his father King Abdul Aziz passed away in 1953 (1372 H), Saud assumed power and was officially recognized by the Ulema and citizens. His brother Faisal became Crown Prince.