King Salman of Saudi Arabia has cut short his French Riviera holiday amid a growing row over the closure of a beach in front of the king's property during his stay, AFP reported on Sunday.
After only eight days of what was planned as a three-week luxury vacation, the king flew on to Morocco, AFP reported, citing regional officials. According to the local prefecture at least half of the king's 1,000-strong delegation was also leaving the property in the Cote d'Azur town of Vallauris Golfe-Juan.
The Mirandole beach in front of the king's property has been at the center of a row with French locals over access in recent weeks. Now the king had left, it would reopen to the public, officials said.