June 21, 2017 / 6:48 PM / a year ago

Alwaleed bin Talal pledges loyalty to new Saudi Crown Prince: Twitter account

DUBAI (Reuters) - Billionaire Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed bin Talal pledged loyalty on Wednesday to the kingdom’s new Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Alwaleed posted on his Twitter account.

FILE PHOTO - Saudi Arabian Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal arrives at the Elysee palace in Paris, France, to attend a meeting with French President, September 8 , 2016. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

“I congratulate my brother the Crown Prince and swear allegiance to Mohammed bin Salman as Crown Prince,” the posting said. Alwaleed’s Kingdom Holding 4280.SE investment firm is a major investor in U.S. companies in the technology and other sectors.

Reporting by Marwa Rashad, Writing by William Maclean; Editing by Toby Chopra

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