Wednesday January 16, 2019
Princess Fawzia-Latifa, the youngest granddaughter of King Farouk I of Egypt, and daughter of Egypt’s last monarch, Ahmed Fouad II, is getting married on Saturday January 19th, at her father’s residence in Geneva, Switzerland.
According to the Egyptian newspaper Al Ahram, Princess Fawzia-Latifa, 36, will marry an electronic French engineer who works in the Principality of Monaco
Princess Fawzia-Latifa was born in Monte Carlo, Monaco, in 1982. She works in public relations and media. Previously, she worked in the private sector in Egypt when she lived in Cairo. She also served as a diplomat with the Principality of Monaco’s delegation in Austria. It’s notable to mention that King Farouk after abdicating the throne in 1952, he was granted the Monégasque citizenship from Rainier III, Prince of Monaco. At the time of his father’s abdication, Crown Prince Ahmed Fouad II was six months old. To save the monarchy, King Farouk put the young prince on the throne. This move did not salvage the monarchy. A year later, the monarchy was abolished and the republic was declared.
King Ahmed Fouad II lost his throne, but to his close entourage he is still the King of Egypt. He grew up in France and married a French woman who converted to islam and was given the Arabic name Fadila. They had three children, two princes and a princess. The marriage didn’t last long. After their divorce, King Ahmed Fouad moved to Switzerland.
Sources close to the former royal family reported that attendance to Princess Fawzia-Latifa’s wedding will be limited to family members and close friends.
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