Princess Lalla Aicha of Morocco

Princess Lalla Aicha of Morocco (17 June 1930 – 4 September 2011) was the younger sister of the late King Hassan II of Morocco, and daughter of King Mohammed V of Morocco and his second wife, Lalla Abla bint Tahar.[1]

Princess Lalla Aicha of Morocco
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Born(1930-06-17)17 June 1930
Rabat Royal Palace, Rabat, Morocco
Died4 September 2011(2011-09-04) (aged 81)
Rabat, Morocco
Moulay El Hassan Mausoleum
SpouseMoulay Hassan al-Yaqubi
(m. 1961–1972; divorced)
Moulay Hassan al-Mahdi
(m. 1972–1984; his death)
IssueLalla Zubaida al-Yaqubi
Lalla Nufissa al-Yaqubi
FatherMohammed V of Morocco
MotherLalla Abla bint Tahar


Princess Lalla Aicha was born at Rabat Royal Palace in Rabat, she was privately educated in Rabat and awarded a Baccalauréat degree. The exile in 1953 of Mohammed V and his family on Corsica interrupted her studies in languages. Lalla Aicha was the Ambassador of Morocco to the United Kingdom between 1965 and 1969, and then to Greece from 1969 to 1970, and to Italy between 1970 and 1973.[citation needed]

She was the first president of the Entraide Nationale[2] as well as president of the Moroccan Red Crescent Society from the 1950s until 1967[3][4] and honorary president of the National Union of Moroccan Women since 1969 until her death in 2011, at age 81.[citation needed]


She first married on 16 August 1961 (in a triple ceremony with her sisters, Malika, Fatima and their husbands), at the Dar al-Makhzin in Rabat, Moulay Hassan al-Yaqubi (also named Hassan El Yacoubi) (born 1935). Together they had two daughters:[citation needed]

  • Lalla Zubaida al-Yaqubi (also named Zoubida El Yacoubi), Vice-Consul at New York 1985.
  • Lalla Nufissa al-Yaqubi (also named Noufissa El Yacoubi), Vice-Consul at New York 1986.

Secondly, after their divorce in 1972, she married in August 1972 Moulay Hassan al-Mahdi (1912-1984), third son of Moulay Muhammad al-Mahdi bin Ismail, Khalifa of Tetuan.


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  1. ^ Telquel Online no. 263 "Ambassadrice Lalla Aïcha, Au nom de la sœur" (retrieved 20 September 2008) Archived 29 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Entraide Nationale
  3. ^ "Galerie photo de la princesse", Moroccan Red Crescent Society Archived 2 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Telquel Online, #304-05, Hassan Hamdani, "Histoire: Lalla Aïcha, La princesse nationaliste" (retrieved 20 September 2008) Archived 19 November 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ web, Segretariato generale della Presidenza della Repubblica-Servizio sistemi informatici- reparto. "Le onorificenze della Repubblica Italiana". Quirinale (in Italian). Retrieved 24 February 2018.
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