French newspaper Le Figaro on Wednesday highlighted the assassination of Abdul Aziz al-Fagham, the bodyguard of King Salman bin Abdul Aziz, on Saturday in Jeddah. Royal this summer, to be replaced by Fahd Al-Essa, who is close to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ”
"Some see the murder of the bodyguard as a further indication of the crown prince's desire to isolate his 83-year-old father, who is sick and has his son's favorite fate in his hands."
"In these turbulent times, talk of a scenario of excluding or isolating King Salman by his son has returned," she said.
She pointed out that "bin Salman is seeking to take the initiative despite the recent developments that weakened him," noting at the same time that "his ally the UAE, is now questioning his ability to lead Saudi Arabia."