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FILE - In this Sunday, March 12, 2017 file photo, Saudi King Salman walks upon his arrival at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo. While the announcement on Thursday, May 4, 2017 of Britain’s Prince Philip’s plan to retire in the fall came as a surprise, for some of the world’s royal families easing out of the public eye is seen as a normal way of ending their public service and handing the reins to a new generation. For others, being a royal really is a job for life. When Saudi King Abdullah died at age 90 in 2015, his then 79-year-old successor Salman had only been crown prince for two and a half years, having outlived brothers ahead of him in line. Within a matter of months, King Salman surprised many in the kingdom by replacing his designated successor with the country’s powerful interior minister and installing his own young son as second-in-line to the throne, bypassing more-experienced royals. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, file)

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Saudi Arabia's King Salman

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In this May 14, 2012, file photo, then Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, left, speaks with his son Prince Mohammed as they wait for Gulf Arab leaders ahead of the opening of Gulf Cooperation Council, also known as GCC summit, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, removed his half-brother from the post of crown prince and named his nephew, the country's Interior Minister, in his place. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)

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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, file photo released by the Saudi Press Agency, King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud makes his first speech as king following the death of King Abdullah in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia's new monarch isn't wasting time. Since assuming the throne Jan. 23, King Salman has elevated some of his closest relatives and sidelined previous power-brokers, tightened decision-making and promised lavish payouts designed to win early goodwill. (AP Photo/Saudi Press Agency, File)

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King Salman gestures of Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Saudi Press Agency, File)

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U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, right, meets Saudi Crown Prince Salman, the designated successor to King Abdullah. in the Conference Palace, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. In remarks opening a conference with his Gulf counterparts, Hagel said Wednesday that Washington is hopeful of progress this week in the Iran deal-drafting talks in Vienna. Hagel said that regardless of the outcome of the Iran negotiations, the U.S. will remain "postured and prepared" to ensure that Iran does not acquire a nuclear weapon. (AP Photo/Mandel Ngan, Pool)