‘The sleeping prince’

02:35 PM Feb 02, 2022 | Team Udayavani |



Prince Al Waleed bin Khaled bin Talal also known as the ‘sleeping prince’ has been in a coma for more than 15 years.

You read it right! Prince Khaled bin Al-Waleed bin Talal Al Saud is a Saudi entrepreneur, investor, and a prince of the House of Saud. He fell into a coma 16 years ago due to a terrible car accident in London. Ever since then he has been referred to as the ‘Sleeping Prince’.

Prince Al-Waleed has been on a ventilator since 2005 after suffering a brain hemorrhage in a car accident while studying at a military college. At that time, the doctors decided to disconnect the devices. However, his father refused to give up on his son and hopes he will wake up one day.

He commented on this matter, saying: “If God had wanted him to die in the accident, he would have been in his grave now.”


To date, the ‘Sleeping Prince’ is under surveillance to observe any reaction or improvement he might develop. According to reports, in 2019, the surveillance camera caught him moving his head left and right after 14 years of sleep.

Every time he moves or responds with any part of his body, the ‘Sleeping Prince’ makes it to the top news and social media, and his videos go insanely viral.

Most recently, the prince in coma responded with his hand when his aunt Princess Noura bint Talal bin Abdulaziz said hello to him last October.

“Dear son of the beloved Khalid bin Talal Al Waleed, praise be to Allah, who gives life to whom He wills by His command. Praise be to God, who restored you to your health, so do not despair with the power of God,” she wrote on Twitter.


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