Fuad II of Egypt

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Fuad II
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King of Egypt and the Sudan
Reign 26 July 1952 – 18 June 1953
Predecessor Farouk I
Regency
Prime Ministers
Spouse Dominique-France Picard
(m. 1976; div. 1996)
Issue Prince Muhammad Ali
Princess Fawzia-Latifa
Prince Fakhruddin
Full name
Ahmad Fuad bin Farouk bin Isma'il bin Ibrahim bin Muhammad Ali
Arabic {{{native_lang1_name1}}}
House Muhammad Ali
Father Farouk I
Mother Narriman Sadek
Born (1952-01-16) 16 January 1952 (age 62)
Abdeen Palace, Cairo, Egypt
Religion Sunni Islam
Styles of
Ahmed Fuad Farouk
Royal Monogram of King Faoud II of Egypt.svg
Reference style His Majesty
Spoken style Your Majesty
Alternative style Sir

Fuad II (Arabic: فؤاد الثاني‎) (born 16 January 1952 as Prince Ahmad Fuad) was the last King of Egypt and Sudan.

Biography[edit]

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 eleventh 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 his three children raised[by whom?] before returning to Switzerland after his divorce.

Marriage and children[edit]

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[edit]

  • 1 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[edit]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Elbendary, Amina (7–13 February 2002). "Happy birthday, Your Majesty". Al-Ahram Weekly (572). Retrieved 10 October 2010. "Prince of the Sa'id (Upper Egypt) — Ahmed Fouad's title, the same his father held before assuming the throne..." 
  2. ^ Hofstadter, Dan (1973). Egypt & Nasser. Volume 1. New York: Facts on File. p. 47. ISBN 978-0-87196-203-4. "After Farouk's abdication, the cabinet of Aly Maher said in a proclamation: "The Council of Ministers proclaims his majesty Ahmed Fuad II as king of Egypt and the Sudan..." 
  3. ^ Lagnado, Lucette (18 September 2010). "The Lonely King Without a Throne". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 10 October 2010. "He has a passport from Monaco that identifies him as His Royal Highness Prince Ahmed Fouad Farouk." 
  4. ^ Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh, ed. (1980). "The French Ancestry of King Farouk of Egypt". Burke's Royal Families of the World. Volume II: Africa & the Middle East. London: Burke's Peerage. p. 287. ISBN 978-0-85011-029-6. OCLC 18496936. 
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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