Fuad II of Egypt

Fuad II (Arabic: فؤاد الثاني), (full name: Ahmed Fuad The Second; 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.

Fuad II
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King of Egypt and the Sudan
Reign26 July 1952 – 18 June 1953
PredecessorFarouk I
SuccessorMonarchy Abolished
Muhammad Naguib as President of Egypt
Prime Ministers
Born (1952-01-16) 16 January 1952 (age 70)
Abdeen Palace, Cairo, Kingdom of Egypt
Spouse
(m. 1976; div. 1996)
IssueMuhammad Ali, Prince of the Sa'id
Princess Fawzia-Latifa
Prince Fakhruddin
DynastyMuhammad Ali
FatherFarouk I
MotherNarriman Sadek
ReligionSunni Islam

Life and familyEdit

 
Fuad II in 1953
Styles of
Ahmed Fuad Farouk
 
Reference styleHis Majesty
Spoken styleYour Majesty

Fuad II 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 had three half-sisters: Princess Ferial, Princess Fawzia and Princess Fadia of Egypt.

Fuad II was less than a year old at the time of his accession to the throne, and his reign would prove to be short; 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.

 
Fuad II in 1952

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

Marriage and issueEdit

On 16 April 1976 in Paris, in a civil ceremony, he married Dominique-France Loeb-Picard (née Loeb, born 23 November 1948), the daughter of David-Robert Loeb and his wife, Paule-Madeleine Picard. She converted from Judaism to Islam. They married religiously on 5 October 1977 in Monaco and assumed the title of Queen Fadila of Egypt. The couple had three children before they divorced in 1996.

Their children are:

AncestryEdit

Patrilineal descentEdit

Patrilineal descent
  1. Ibrahim Agha
  2. Muhammad Ali of Egypt, 1769-1849
  3. Ibrahim Pasha of Egypt, 1789–1848
  4. Isma'il Pasha, 1830–1895
  5. Fuad I of Egypt, 1868–1936
  6. Farouk of Egypt, 1920–1965
  7. Fuad II of Egypt, b. 1952

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Lagnado, Lucette (18 September 2010). "The Lonely King Without a Throne". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 27 March 2017.
  2. ^ "Je suis le dernier roi d'Égypte". L'Illustré. Archived from the original on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  3. ^ 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. |volume= has extra text (help)

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Fuad II of Egypt
Born: 16 January 1952
Regnal titles
Preceded by King of Egypt and the Sudan
26 July 1952 – 18 June 1953
Succeeded byas President of Egypt
Egyptian royalty
Preceded by 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 (Because He's Alive)
Incumbent
Heir apparent:
Muhammad Ali