Diamond-encrusted Merc does not belong to Saudi Prince AlwaleedIn a statement released by the Private Office of Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal on Thursday, it was stated that the Saudi Arabian royalty, Prince Alwaleed was not the owner of any diamond-encrusted Mercedes-Benz.

In an attempt to put the popular myth to rest, the Prince’s office emphasized that the luxurious diamond-studded vehicle did not, and had never been owned by the prince .

The statement further stated that anyone with questions regarding the Mercedes pictured must contact Garson/D.A.D, the manufacturer of the crystal-covered vehicle Mercedes-Benz SL 600.

The picture of the embellished Mercedes car, which featured in several car shows in the United States, and stories that the Saudi prince owned it and charged people a whopping USD 1,000 to simply touch it were circulating on the Internet for a while now.