Dominique-France Loeb-Picard

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Dominique-France Loeb Picard
Queen consort of Egypt
Pretendence 1976–1999
Spouse Fuad II (m. 1976–1996)
Issue Muhammad Ali, Prince of the Sa'id
Princess Fawzia-Latifa
Prince Fakhruddin
House Muhammad Ali Dynasty
(by marriage)
Father Robert Loeb
Mother Paule Madeleine Picard
Born (1948-11-23) 23 November 1948 (age 65)
Paris, France

Dominique-France Loeb Picard (born 23 November 1948),[1] also called Princess Fadila of Egypt, is the ex-wife of Fuad II, former King of Egypt and the Sudan.

Biography[edit]

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.[2]

Engagement and marriage[edit]

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.[3] The marriage ended in divorce in 1996, and since 1999 she is styled Her Royal Highness Princess Fadila of Egypt.[4]

Divorce and financial difficulties[edit]

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.[5]

Children[edit]

Egyptian Royal Family
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They have 3 children:[4]

Titles from birth[edit]

  • 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Montgomery-Massingberd 1980, p. 37
  2. ^ "Milestones". Time. 17 October 1977. Retrieved 2010-02-28. 
  3. ^ Montgomery-Massingberd 1980, p. 20
  4. ^ a b Buyers, Christopher. "The Muhammad 'Ali Dynasty: Genealogy". The Royal Ark. Retrieved 2010-02-28. 
  5. ^ Webster, Paul (16 September 2002). "Egypt's last queen ousted from palatial Parisian apartment". The Guardian. Retrieved 2010-02-28. 

Bibliography[edit]

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.