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Fuad II of Egypt

Fuad II
King of Egypt and the Sudan
Reign 26 July 1952 – 18 June 1953
Predecessor Farouk
Prime Ministers
Born (1952-01-16) 16 January 1952
Abdeen Palace, Cairo, Egypt
Spouse Dominique-France Picard
(m. 1976; div. 1996)
Issue Prince Muhammad Ali
Princess Fawzia-Latifa
Prince Fakhruddin
Full name
Ahmad Fuad bin Farouk bin Fuad bin Isma'il bin Ibrahim bin Muhammad Ali
House Muhammad Ali
Father Farouk I
Mother Narriman Sadek
Religion Sunni Islam
Styles of
Ahmed Fuad Farouk
Reference style His Majesty
Spoken style Your Majesty
Alternative style Sir

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.

Contents

  • Biography 1
  • Marriage and children 2
  • Titles and styles 3
  • Ancestry 4
  • See also 5
  • Notes 6
  • References 7
  • Further reading 8
  • External links 9

Biography

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 (née 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:

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[1]
  • 26 July 1952 – 18 June 1953: His Majesty The King[2]
  • 18 June 1953 – present: His Majesty King Fuad of Egypt and the Sudan[3]

Ancestry

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Elbendary, Amina (7–13 February 2002). "Happy birthday, Your Majesty".  
  2. ^ Hofstadter, Dan (1973). Egypt & Nasser. Volume 1. New York: Facts on File. p. 47.  
  3. ^  
  4. ^  
Egyptian Royal Family

References

  • الملك أحمد فؤاد الثاني [King Ahmad Fuad II] (in Arabic).  
  • "King Ahmad Fouad II". Official Website of the Egyptian Presidency. Archived from the original on 2007-06-30. Retrieved 2008-07-27. 

Further reading

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External links

  • Egyptian Royalty by Ahmed S. Kamel, Hassan Kamel Kelisli-Morali, Georges Soliman and Magda Malek.
  • L'Egypte D'Antan... Egypt in Bygone Days by Max Karkegi.
  • Facebook's Fuad II of Egypt "unofficial"
  • Egyptian Royalty Genealogy - by Christopher Buyers
Fuad II of Egypt
Born: 16 January 1952
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Farouk I
King of Egypt and the Sudan
26 July 1952 – 18 June 1953
Succeeded by
Muhammad Naguib
as President of Egypt
Egyptian royalty
Preceded by
Farouk Agha
Prince of the Sa'id
16 January 1952 – 26 July 1952
Vacant
Title next held by
Muhammad Ali
Titles in pretence
Loss of title
Monarchy abolished
— TITULAR —
King of Egypt and the Sudan
18 June 1953 – present
Incumbent
Heir apparent:
Muhammad Ali
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