Fuad II of Egypt
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Fuad II of Egypt

Fuad II
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Fuad II during a 2015 Interview
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 69)
Abdeen Palace, Cairo, Kingdom of Egypt
(m. 1976; div. 1996)
IssueMuhammad 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
DynastyMuhammad Ali
FatherFarouk I
MotherNarriman Sadek
ReligionSunni Islam

Fuad II (Arabic: ? ‎, 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 styleHis Majesty
Spoken styleYour Majesty

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.

He 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 Nesli?ah, 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 supported the candidacy of Abdel Fattah el-Sisi as President of Egypt in October 2013.[2]

Marriage and issue

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:

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]


Patrilineal descent

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 also


  1. ^ Lagnado, Lucette (18 September 2010). "The Lonely King Without a Throne". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "Je suis le dernier roi d'Égypte". L'Illustré. Archived from the original on 28 January 2016. Retrieved 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 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. 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 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.


  • ? ? [King Ahmad Fuad II] (in Arabic). Bibliotheca Alexandrina: Memory of Modern Egypt Digital Archive. Retrieved 2010.
  • "King Ahmad Fouad II". Official Website of the Egyptian Presidency. Archived from the original on 30 June 2007. Retrieved 2008.

Further reading

External links

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
Title next held by
Muhammad Ali
Titles in pretence
Loss of title
Monarchy abolished
King of Egypt and the Sudan
18 June 1953 - present
Heir apparent:
Muhammad Ali

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