King of Egypt

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For the Kings of Ancient Egypt, see pharaoh.
Malik of Egypt
Former Monarchy
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Royal Coat of arms
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Fouad I
First monarch Fouad I
Last monarch Fouad II
Style His Majesty
Official residence Abdeen Palace, Cairo, Egypt
Appointer Hereditary
Monarchy began 15 March 1922
Monarchy ended 18 June 1953

King of Egypt (Arabic: ملك مصر و السودان / Malik Misr‎) was the title used by the ruler of Egypt between 1922 and 1951. When the United Kingdom ended its protectorate over Egypt on 28 February 1922, Egypt's Sultan Fouad I issued a decree on 15 March 1922 whereby he adopted the title of King of Egypt. It has been reported that the title change was due not only to Egypt's newly independent status, but also to Fouad I's desire to be accorded the same title as the newly installed rulers of the newly created kingdoms of Hejaz, Syria and Iraq.[1] The only other monarch to be styled King of Egypt was Fouad I's son Farouk I, whose title was changed to King of Egypt and the Sudan in October 1951 following the Wafdist government's unilateral abrogation of the Anglo-Egyptian Treaty of 1936.[2]

The rulers of Ancient Egypt may be described using the title King (a translation of the Egyptian word nsw) or Pharaoh (derived from pr ˤ3).

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  1. ^ Rizk, Yunan Labib (10–16 February 2000). "The fallen dynasty". Al-Ahram Weekly (468). ISSN 1110-2977. OCLC 163624446. Retrieved 2008-08-02. 
  2. ^ "Egypt: On the Threshold of Revolution, 1945-52". Country Studies. Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress. December 1990. Retrieved 2008-08-23.