Saudi Arabia: Death of a King

Because ex-King Saud's doctors had recommended that regular quaffing of camel milk might prolong his life, a Thracian camel was tied up behind the plush Kavouri Hotel near Athens.

Parked near by was a huge blue and silver trailer always ready to roll off for a royal romp. Saud was accompanied in exile by a fleet of flashy cars, 20 chauffeurs and an entourage that occupied 60 of the hotel's 72 rooms at a monthly rate of nearly $67,000. He was as wealthy as any king need be, and wealthier than almost any are...

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