Princess Lalla Hasna of Morocco

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Princess Lalla Hasna
Princess of Morocco
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Born (1967-11-19) 19 November 1967 (age 49)
Rabat, Morocco
Spouse Dr. Khalid Benharbit
Issue Lalla Oumaima Benharbit
Lalla Oulaya Benharbit
Full name
Lalla Hasna (or Hasna'a)
Dynasty Alaouite
Father Hassan II
Mother Lalla Latifa Hammou

Princess Lalla Hasna of Morocco (Arabic: الأميرة لالة حسناء‎‎, born 19 November 1967 in Rabat) is the youngest daughter of King Hassan II and his second wife, Lalla Latifa Hammou. She is sister to the current king, Mohammed VI and Prince Moulay Rachid.


She was educated at the Royal College (Rabat).

Since her childhood, Princess Hasna has been interested in social and cultural activities, with special emphasis to environmental issues in Morocco. In 1999 she launched the national campaign for the protection of the environment and gave the prize for the most beautiful and cleanest beach in Morocco.

To shore up her work, the Mohammed VI Foundation for the protection of the environment was created in 2001 and chaired by Princess Hasna. She presides over the governing board of the foundation and regularly pays on the terrain visits to sensitize the population about environmental issues.

In 2002, Princess Lalla Hasna set up the prize of young reporters for the environment and in 2003 a prize for photography annually awarded on the international environment day.

She is Honorary President of the Hassanate Association for Human Development.[1]

Princess Lalla Hasna and Dr. Khalil Benharbit (born 1959), a cardiologist, married in Rabat on 13 December 1991 and they have two daughters:[2]

  • Lalla Oumaima Benharbit (born 15 December 1995).
  • Lalla Oulaya Benharbit (born 20 October 1997).


She is Honorary President in Morocco of:

  • National League of Female Civil and Semi-Civil Servants.
  • Moroccan Association for the Aid of Sick Children (AMAEM).
  • Moroccan SOS Children's Village.
  • Al-Ihsane Association.
  • Moroccan Anti Myopathy Association.

She is President in Morocco of:

  • Muhammad VI Foundation for Environmental Protection.
  • Moroccan Archaeology and Patrimony Association (SMAP).


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