Princess Lalla Malika of Morocco

Princess Lalla Malika (14 March 1933 – 28 September 2021) was a 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. She was the chairwoman of the Moroccan Red Crescent from 1967 until her death.[1][2][3]

Princess Lalla Malika
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Born(1933-03-14)14 March 1933
Rabat, Morocco
Died28 September 2021(2021-09-28) (aged 88)
Rabat, Morocco
SpouseMohamed Cherkaoui
(m. 1961–2002)
IssueMoulay Sulaiman Cherkaoui
Moulay Omar Cherkaoui
Moulay Mehdi Cherkaoui
Lalla Rabia Cherkaoui
Lalla Malika
FatherMohammed V
MotherLalla Abla bint Tahar

At the Dar al-Makhzen in Rabat, on 16 August 1961, she was married (in a triple ceremony with her sisters, Aisha, Fatima and their husbands) to Mohamed Cherkaoui [fr](1921–2002), Ambassador to France 1961–1964, President of the Permanent Consultative Committee of the Maghreb 1964, Minister for Finance and the National Economy 1964-1965, for Development 1965–1966, Foreign Affairs 1966–1967, and National Defence 1967, President of the Afro-Asian Economic Co-operation.[citation needed]

They had the following children:

  • Moulay Sulaiman Cherkaoui.
  • Moulay Omar Cherkaoui.
  • Moulay Mehdi Cherkaoui.
  • Lalla Rabia Cherkaoui.



  1. ^ Morocco: HM the King Inaugurates in Tetouan HRH Princess Lalla Malika Center, 26 August 2011
  2. ^ HRH Princess Lalla Malika chairs official celebration commemorating World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, 10 May 2014
  3. ^ "Princess Lalla Malika, aunt of the Moroccan King Mohammed VI, has died". Maghreb Voices (in Arabic). 28 September 2021.