Princess Lalla Amina of Morocco

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Lalla Amina
Princess of Morocco
Spouse Sharif Moulay Idris Al-Wazani
Issue Sharifa Lalla Sumaya Al-Wazani
Full name
Lalla Amina
House Alaouite dynasty
Father Mohammed V of Morocco
Mother Lalla Bahia bint Antar
Born 8 April 1954
Antsirabe, Madagascar
Died 16 August 2012(2012-08-16) (aged 58)
Rabat, Morocco
Burial 17 August 2012
Moulay El Hassan Mausoleum
Religion Islam

Lalla Amina (8 April 1954 – 16 August 2012) was a member of the Moroccan royal family and President of the Moroccan Royal Federation of Equestrian Sports.

Early life and education[edit]

Lalla Amina was born in Antsirabe, Madagascar on 8 April 1954.[1][2] She was the youngest sister of the late King Hassan II of Morocco, and daughter of King Mohammed V of Morocco and his third wife, Lalla Bahia bint Antar. She was born while the royal family was in exile.[1] She attended Royal College and the University of Rabat.[2]

Activities and awards[edit]

Lalla Amina was President of the Moroccan Royal Federation of Equestrian Sports[3] from 1999 up until her death in 2012. She was also Chairwoman of Special Olympics Morocco and member of Special Olympics Board of Directors.[4] She was awarded the Order of Muhammad Second Class in 2007.[5][6]

Death and funeral[edit]

Laila Amina died of undisclosed illness in Rabat on 16 August 2012. Her funeral prayers were performed after Al Asr prayer at the Ahl Fez mosque on 17 August 2012. Her body was buried at the Moulay El Hassan Mausoleum at the Royal Palace in Rabat.[1]

Honours[edit]

National honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Princess Lala Amina, aunt of King Mohammed VI, passes away". Morocco World News. 16 August 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "The Alawi Dynasty". Royal Ark. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Her Royal Highness Princess Lalla Amina". The Morocco Royal Tour. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Princess Lalla Amina Offers Dinner in Honor of Participants in Special Olympics Global Congress". News Central (Marrakech). 12 August 2010. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Morocco: HRH Princess Lalla Amina Dies allAfrica.com, 16 August 2012
  6. ^ Death of respected Moroccan equestrian pioneer horsetalk.co.nz, 18 August 2012