The Ambassador Princess
Chrifa Lalla Joumala Alouin, cousin of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, joined the diplomatic circle when she was appointed by the King in January 2009 as the Moroccan Ambassador to the UK and Northern Ireland.
Lalla Joumala was born in 1962. She first studied at a French-speaking school in Morocco, then went on to study politics and history at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Growing up within a family in the diplomatic service influenced a lot of her career choices; her father was Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to France, and 40 years ago her aunt, HRH Princess Lalla Aicha, was also Ambassador to the UK, occupying the same office used by the Princess today.
Lalla Joumala is the president of the Moroccan British Society, which was founded in 2003, in an effort to strengthen friendly ties between the two countries. She supervised the establishment of the King Mohammed VI Chair in Moroccan and Mediterranean Studies at St Antony’s College, Oxford. In April 2007, she helped organise – in conjunction with HRH the Duke of Edinburgh and the British Library – an exhibition of ancient Judaic, Christian and Islamic texts entitled “Sacred”. Lalla Joumala is a sponsor of Princess Lalla Hasna’s Maison d’Enfants, which houses and cares for abandoned disabled children in Casablanca.Filed under Morocco
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