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Saudi Prince Aziz robbed in Paris.

PARIS — The mystery prince whose convoy was robbed by masked gunmen on the northern edge of Paris turns out to be the youngest and reportedly favorite son of the late King Fahd of Saudi Arabia.

 The case has now become notable not merely for its place in a lengthening string of cinematically choreographed robberies that have tarnished Paris’s image. It has also offered a glimpse of the lavish lifestyles of the global elite, especially from the Persian Gulf states, who regularly make Paris their playground, even at a time when many French are feeling the pinch of a lackluster economy.

The police have refused to identify the Saudi royal in question, but the French news media on Tuesday reported that he was Prince Abdul Aziz, 41, who is known for his extravagant taste. READ ARTICLE HERE