King Salman, who arrived at the property in Vallauris, which lies between Cannes and Antibes, just over a week ago had been schedule to stay for three weeks.

After only eight days of what was planned as a three-week stay, the king flew on to Morocco, officials said. Castanet said about half of the 79-year-old king’s 1,000-person entourage had also left.

The planned three-week visit by the new king and his inner circle at the family’s seafront villa in Vallauris, where US actress Rita Hayworth celebrated her wedding to Prince Aly Khan of Pakistan in 1949, was expected to be a boon for the local economy.

Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud  is the King of Saudi Arabia,Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the head of the House of Saud. Salman was crowned as the new king of Saudi Arabia on 23 January 2015 following the death of his half brother, King Abdullah