Fuad II of Egypt

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Fuad II
Prince of the Sa'id
Fuad II of Egypt 1952.jpg
Photograph after his birth in 1952
King of Egypt and the Sudan
Reign 26 July 1952 – 18 June 1953
Predecessor Farouk I
Successor Monarchy Abolished
Muhammad Naguib as President of Egypt
Prime Ministers
Born (1952-01-16) 16 January 1952 (age 66)
Abdeen Palace, Cairo, Kingdom of Egypt
Spouse
Dominique-France Loeb-Picard
(m. 1976; div. 1996)
Issue Muhammad Ali, Prince of the Sa'id
Princess Fawzia-Latifa
Prince Fakhruddin
Full name
Ahmad Fuad bin Farouk bin Fuad bin Isma'il bin Ibrahim bin Muhammad Ali
Dynasty Muhammad Ali
Father Farouk I
Mother Narriman Sadek
Religion Sunni Islam

Fuad II (Arabic: فؤاد الثاني‎, Turkish: II. Fuat or Ahmet Fuat; born 16 January 1952 as Prince Ahmad Fuad) is a member of the Egyptian Muhammad Ali dynasty. He formally reigned as the last King of Egypt and the Sudan from July 1952 to June 1953, when he was deposed.

Life and family

Fuad II in 1953
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

He was born on 16 January 1952 and ascended the throne on 26 July 1952 upon the abdication of his father, King Farouk, following the Egyptian revolution in 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.

Fuad II 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 II left Egypt with him and his family. The Council of Regency headed by Prince Muhammad Abdel Moneim (husband of Fatma Neslişah, granddaughter of the last Ottoman sultan Mehmed VI) formally represented Fuad II in Egypt during his absence.

However, the infant king reigned for less than a year until 18 June 1953, when Egypt was declared a republic. Fuad II was the 11th and last monarch of the Muhammad Ali dynasty, which had ruled Egypt (and later Sudan) since 1805. His name is sometimes spelled Fouad.

After being deposed, Fuad II was brought to Switzerland, where he was raised. He later moved to Paris, where he married and had three children before returning to the Lake Geneva area of Switzerland[1] after his divorce.

Egyptian President Anwar Sadat later restored Fuad II's Egyptian citizenship, and he was thus able to visit Egypt multiple times. In May 2010, he recorded a television interview with ONTV and talked about his visits to Egypt, how he felt about the Egyptian people, and their view of his late father.

Fuad supported the candidacy of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi as President of Egypt in October 2013.[2]

Marriage and issue

Egyptian royal family
Coat of arms of Kingdom of Egypt.svg

In 1976, he married Dominique-France Loeb-Picard (née Loeb, born 23 November 1948), the daughter of Robert Loeb and his wife, Paule-Madeleine Picard. She converted from Judaism to Islam and assumed the title of Queen Fadila of Egypt. The couple had three children before they divorced in 1996.

Their children are:

Titles and styles

  • 16 January 1952 – 26 July 1952: His Royal Highness The Prince of the Sa'id[3]
  • 26 July 1952 – 18 June 1953: His Majesty The King[4]
  • 18 June 1953 – present: His Majesty King Fuad of Egypt and the Sudan[5]

Ancestry

Patrilineal descent

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Lagnado, Lucette (2010-09-18). "The Lonely King Without a Throne". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2017-03-27.
  2. ^ "Je suis le dernier roi d'Égypte". L'Illustré. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  3. ^ Elbendary, Amina (7–13 February 2002). "Happy birthday, Your Majesty". Al-Ahram Weekly (572). Archived from the original on 2 April 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2010. Prince of the Sa'id (Upper Egypt) — Ahmed Fouad's title, the same his father held before assuming the throne...
  4. ^ 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...
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ 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.

References

  • الملك أحمد فؤاد الثاني [King Ahmad Fuad II] (in Arabic). Bibliotheca Alexandrina: Memory of Modern Egypt Digital Archive. Retrieved 2010-02-27.
  • "King Ahmad Fouad II". Official Website of the Egyptian Presidency. Archived from the original on 2007-06-30. Retrieved 2008-07-27.

Further reading

  • Hammudah, Adil (1991). Al-Malik Ahmad Fu'ad al-Thani, al-malik al-akhir wa-'arsh Misr [King Ahmad Fuad II, the Last King and the Throne of Egypt] (in Arabic). Cairo: Sifinks. ISBN 978-977-5185-06-8. OCLC 29394467. Retrieved 2008-12-05.

External links

  • Egyptian Royalty by Ahmed S. Kamel, Hassan Kamel Kelisli-Morali, Georges Soliman and Magda Malek.
  • L'Egypte D'Antan... Egypt in Bygone Days by Max Karkegi.
  • Facebook's Fuad II of Egypt "unofficial"
  • Egyptian Royalty Genealogy - by Christopher Buyers
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
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