|Dominique-France Loeb Picard|
|Queen consort of Egypt|
|Spouse||Fuad II (m. 1976–1996)|
|Issue||Muhammad Ali, Prince of the Sa'id
|House||Muhammad Ali Dynasty
|Mother||Paule Madeleine Picard|
23 November 1948 |
She was born to a Jewish family in Paris as the daughter of Robert Loeb and his Catholic wife Paule-Madeleine Picard. When a student of 29 she wrote her doctoral thesis at the Sorbonne on the Psychology of Women in The Book of One Thousand and One Nights.
Engagement and marriage
At Monaco's royal palace, she met and began her courtship with HM King Fuad II, whom she married on 16 April 1976 in Monaco. Although she married Fuad II after the loss of his throne, she was still styled Her Majesty Queen Fadila of Egypt by monarchists. The marriage ended in divorce in 1996, and since 1999 she is styled Her Royal Highness Princess Fadila of Egypt.
Divorce and financial difficulties
The marriage was dissolved in 2008 with the style and title removed by Fuad. In 2002, her Paris apartment was taken from her due to her outstanding debts.
They have 3 children:
- HRH Muhammad Ali, Prince of the Sa'id (born 5 February 1979)
- HRH Princess Fawzia-Latifa of Egypt (born 12 February 1982)
- HRH Prince Fakhruddin of Egypt (born 25 August 1987)
Titles from birth
- 1948-1976: Miss Dominique France Loeb Picard
- 1976-1996: Her Majesty Queen Fadila, The Queen of Egypt
- 1996-1999: Her Royal Highness Princess Fadila of Egypt
- 1999-present: Ms Fadila Dominique France Loeb Picard
- Montgomery-Massingberd 1980, p. 37
- "Milestones". Time. 17 October 1977. Retrieved 2010-02-28.
- Montgomery-Massingberd 1980, p. 20
- Buyers, Christopher. "The Muhammad 'Ali Dynasty: Genealogy". The Royal Ark. Retrieved 2010-02-28.
- Webster, Paul (16 September 2002). "Egypt's last queen ousted from palatial Parisian apartment". The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-02-28.
Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh, ed. (1980). "The Royal House of Egypt". Burke's Royal Families of the World. Volume II: Africa & the Middle East. London: Burke's Peerage. pp. 20–37. ISBN 978-0-85011-029-6. OCLC 18496936.
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