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Fuad II of Egypt

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Predecessor  Farouk
Father  Farouk I
Role  King
House  Muhammad Ali
Name  Fuad of
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Reign  26 July 1952 – 18 June 1953
Prime Ministers  See list Ali Mahir Pasha Muhammad Naguib
Born  16 January 1952 (age 63) Abdeen Palace, Cairo, Egypt (1952-01-16)
Issue  Prince Muhammad Ali Princess Fawzia-Latifa Prince Fakhruddin
Spouse  Dominique-France Loeb-Picard (m. 1976–1996)
Parents  Farouk of Egypt, Narriman Sadek
Children  Muhammad Ali, Prince of the Sa'id, Princess Fawzia-Latifa of Egypt, Prince Fakhruddin of Egypt
Cousins  Shahnaz Pahlavi, Raid Ghali, Rania Ghali, Rafiq Ghali
Grandparents  Nazli Sabri, Fuad I of Egypt
Similar People  Farouk of Egypt, Fuad I of Egypt, Muhammad Ali - Prince of the Sa'id, Narriman Sadek, Princess Farial of Egypt

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Fuad II (Arabic: فؤاد الثاني‎, Turkish: II. Fuad or Ahmed Fuad) (born 16 January 1952 as Prince Ahmad Fuad) is a member of the Egyptian house of Muhammad Ali, who formally reigned as the last King of Egypt and Sudan from July 1952 to June 1953.

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Biography

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Fuad was born on 16 January 1952. He ascended the throne on 26 July 1952 upon the abdication of his father King Farouk I following the Egyptian Revolution of 1952. Farouk had hoped that his abdication would appease the revolutionaries and other anti-royalist forces, and that his son could serve as a unifying force for the country. However, the infant king reigned for less than a year until 18 June 1953, when Egypt was declared a republic. Fuad II was the 11th and last monarch of the Muhammad Ali Dynasty, which had ruled Egypt (and later Sudan) since 1805. His name is sometimes spelled Fouad.

Fuad was less than a year old at the time of his accession to the throne, thus he was never formally crowned. Upon Farouk's abdication, the now former king was exiled, and the new King Fuad left Egypt with him and his family. The Council of Regency headed by Prince Muhammad Abdel Moneim formally represented Fuad in Egypt during his absence.

After being deposed, Fuad was brought to Switzerland, where he was raised. He later emigrated to Paris where he married and had three children before returning to Switzerland after his divorce.

Marriage and children

In 1976, the former king married Dominique-France Picard (nee Loeb, born 1948), the daughter of Robert Loeb and his wife, Paule Picard. She converted from Judaism to Islam and assumed the title Queen Fadila of Egypt. The couple had three children before they divorced in 1996.

Their children are:

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  • HRH Muhammad Ali, Prince of the Sa'id (born 5 February 1979). Married Princess Noal Zaher, daughter of Prince Muhammed Daoud Pashtunyar Khan on 30 August 2013.
  • HRH Princess Fawzia-Latifa (born 12 February 1982).
  • HRH Prince Fakhr Eddin (born 25 August 1987).
  • In May 2010, he recorded a television interview with "ON TV" talking about his visit to Egypt, and how he felt about the Egyptian people, and their view of his late father.

    Titles and styles

  • 16 January 1952 – 26 July 1952: His Royal Highness The Prince of the Sa'id.
  • 26 July 1952 – 18 June 1953: His Majesty The King.
  • 18 June 1953 – present: His Majesty King Fuad of Egypt and the Sudan.
  • References

    Fuad II of Egypt Wikipedia


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