The appointment of Princess Rima bint Bandar al Saud as ambassador to Washington, the first Saudi female ambassador, was announced in a royal decree on Saturday. She replaces Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman’s brother, Prince Khalid bin Salman, who has been appointed deputy defense minister. Princess Rima is the daughter of Prince Bandar bin Sultan, who was ambassador to Washington for more than two decades. She spent her childhood in America and has a BA degree in museum studies from George Washington University. More recently, she held business positions at home.