Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (or MBS, as he’s affectionately known) ended his three-week promotional tour of the US with a visit to Hollywood.
For his first trip to Los Angeles, His Highness enjoyed a Hollywood dinner hosted by film producer Brian Grazer and his wife on Friday, alongside Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, Patriot’s owner Brian Kraft, and basketball legend Kobe Bryant.
The dinner came two days after a another swanky feast at media mogul Rupert Murdoch’s Bel Air estate, where guests included actors Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. According to The Hollywood Reporter, before guests sat down to eat, the prince – who booked out the entire Four Seasons hotel for him and his entourage during his two-day stay – delivered a speech that touched on his hopes to return the ultra-conservative Kingdom to a more moderate state.
In an Instagram post about the dinner, Johnson wrote of the “historic night:” “A pleasure to have a private dinner with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, his royal family and distinguished cadre. Fascinating experience to hear his deep-rooted, yet modern views on the world and certainly the positive growth he desires for his country. As always, I asked a lot of questions. Listened and learned. Thank you everyone for a great night.”