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Lalla Salma Attends 50th Anniversary of the IARC

  May 16, 2015 at 11:42 am by

HRH Princess Lalla Salma was guest of honor at the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). The event took place in Lyon, France and HRH attended as Chairwoman of the Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Treatment. During the event, Lalla Salma gave a short speech where she spoke about the Lalla Salma Foundation. Lalla Salma wore a red dress with … Continue reading

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Lalla Salma Opens ‘Berber Women of Morocco’ Exhibition

  May 14, 2015 at 8:55 pm by

Princess Lalla Salma officially chaired the opening of the ‘Berber Women of Morocco’ exhibition at the National Library in Rabat today. She was greeted by the Moroccan Culture Minister, Mohamed Amine Sbihi, and the Director of the National Library, Driss Khrouz, when she arrived before the Princess was given a tour of the exhibition, which provides a history of the Berber women and showcases ornaments and weavings they created over the years … Continue reading

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Lalla Salma Turns 37

  May 10, 2015 at 1:00 am by

Lalla Salma, the wife of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, turns 37 years old today. Salma Bennani was born on 10 May 1978 in Fes. Her mother died when she was 3 years old. Lalla Salma graduated from engineering and worked for a few months. View image | gettyimages.com In 1999, she met King Mohammed at a private party, two years later they tied the knot. Upon marriage, Lalla Salma … Continue reading

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The Crown Prince of Morocco Turns 12

  May 8, 2015 at 12:15 pm by

Today, Crown Prince Moulay Hassan of Morocco celebrates his 12th birthday. Prince Moulay Hassan was born on May 8, 2003 in Rabat and is the eldest child of King Mohammed VI and Princess Lalla Salma. He has a younger sister, Princess Lalla Khadija who is 8 years old. View image | gettyimages.com When Prince Moulay Hassan will reign, he will be known as Hassan III. The Crown Prince, even though … Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Meets King Mohammed VI

  May 5, 2015 at 2:25 am by

The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, welcomed King Mohammed VI of Morocco with an official reception at Al Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi. During the welcoming ceremony, the UAE and Moroccan national anthems were played and a 21-gun salute was fired. King Mohammed and Sheikh Mohammed held talks about cooperation between the two countries and ways to strengthen ties in various fields. The King … Continue reading

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King and Queen of Jordan Visit Morocco

  March 13, 2015 at 8:20 pm by

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania made an official visit to the Kingdom of Morocco on the invitation of Mohammed VI between March 10-13. On March 10, Their Majesties were received at the airport by King Mohammed VI, Prince Moulay Rachid and Princess Lalla Salma. One day later, Jordan’s King and Queen were welcomed in a ceremony at the Royal Palace in Casablanca. That night the Moroccan King offered an … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day Event for Princess Lalla Meryem

  March 9, 2015 at 11:38 pm by

As the Chairwoman of the National Union of Moroccan Women (UNFM), Princess Lalla Meryem yesterday hosted a national meeting in Rabat to mark International Women’s Day. During the meeting, which held the theme “Non-violence culture against women: prospective vision”, Lalla Meryem delivered a speech that praised the “endeavours and efforts on the path of safeguarding social and human rights achievements” of the women of Morocco. The attendees – including the Moroccan Minister … Continue reading

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Prince Moulay Rachid And Oum Kalthum’s Wedding

  November 21, 2014 at 1:52 am by

The brother of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, Prince Moulay Rachid, married Oum Kalthum in a magical ceremony which took place over a few days at the Rabat Royal Palace. On Thursday November 13, they celebrated the first ceremony which is called the Henna Day. The henna day is a henna ritual marked by presenting the Hdya to Prince Moulay Rachid’s spouse. The next day they celebrated the second ceremony which … Continue reading

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Death of Princess Lalla Fatima Zohra

  August 10, 2014 at 9:28 pm by

The Moroccan Royal Court today announced the death of Princess Lalla Fatima Zohra, aunt of King Mohammed VI. Princess Lalla Fatima Zohra passed away on August 10 at the age of 85. She was born in 1929 the eldest child of King Mohammed V. Her mother was a member of the bint Mamoun family. She was married in 1961 to Prince Moulay Ali Alaoui, a double cousin. They had three children: Prince Moulay … Continue reading

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Prince Moulay Rachid Ties The Knot

  June 16, 2014 at 11:48 am by

On Sunday 15th June, the Ministry of Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery of Morocco announced the wedding of HRH Prince Moulay Rachid, the brother of King Mohammed VI, with Miss Boufarès Umm Kulthum. The ceremony was presided by King Mohammed VI in the Royal Palace of Rabat. The 43 year old groom is the youngest male child of the late King Hassan II. He was the Crown Prince of Morocco … Continue reading

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Lalla Soukaina’s Wedding

  June 12, 2014 at 3:31 am by

Lalla Soukaina Fellali, the eldest daughter of Princess Lalla Meryem of Morocco and niece of King Mohammed VI, got married on May 28, 2014 to Mohammed El Mehdi. The couple announced in October their engagement. The wedding ceremony took place at Lalla Meryem’s residence. All the royal family attended the ceremony and also Mrs Chirac. The bride4’s father, Mr Fouad Fialli, did not attend the wedding. Lalla Soukaina wore a … Continue reading

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Sheikh Tamim’s Visit To Morocco

  January 4, 2014 at 2:53 am by

Emir of Qatar, HH Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani paid a two day visit to Morocco where he met with HM King Mohammed VI. The meeting took place at the Marrakech royal palace in the presence of HRH Prince Moulay Rachid, Sheikh Joann Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani. HM King Mohammed VI awarded Sheikh Tamim the Al Mohammadi Wissan … Continue reading

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Sheikha Mozah and Royals Inaugurate “WISH”

  December 13, 2013 at 1:45 pm by

Qatar Foundation Chairperson Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missnad inaugurated the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH). The inauguration was held with a gala dinner with the attendance of Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco and the Duke of York, Prince Andrew. Sheikha Mozah spoke at the event by saying “Innovation is not only about finding better treatments, rather to produce methods to reduce the need for those treatments.” She went, … Continue reading

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Marriage of Chrifa Lalla Soukaina Filali

  October 21, 2013 at 10:46 am by

After a long time of speculations, rumours and anticipations, Chrifa Lalla Soukaina Fellali finally tied the knot on October 12th to Mr Mohamed El Mehdi Ben Abdelmottaleb Regragui, the son of King Hassan II’s former adviser. The anouncement was made by a short statement from the Ministry of the Royal Household, Protocol and Chancellery in which they mention that King Mohammed VI chaired the ceremony of marriage. Lalla Soukaina, 27, … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos on Official Visit to Morocco

  July 21, 2013 at 1:41 am by

July 15th-18th King Juan Carlos paid an official visit to the Kingdom of Morocco from July 15th until July 18th. This official visit was postponed earlier this year as the King was due for surgery and thus the visit was rescheduled. The King was greeted upon arrival at Rabat-Salé Airport by King Mohammed VI of Morocco, Crown Prince Moulay Hassan and Prince Moulay Rachid. The Spanish Monarch was later the … Continue reading

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Prince Moulay Hassan Celebrates 10th Birthday

  May 9, 2013 at 9:23 am by

Prince Moulay Hassan of Morocco celebrates his 10th birthday. Moulay Hassan is the oldest son of King Mohamed VI and Princess Lalla Salma. He has a younger sister, Princess Lalla Khadija (born in 2007). He was born on the 8th of May, 2003 at the Royal Palace of Rabat. A salute of 21 cannon shots boomed across central Rabat to announce his birth. Moulay Hassan studies at the Royal Palace’s … Continue reading

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Princess Lalla Amina Passes Away

  August 18, 2012 at 6:30 am by

Princess Lalla Amina, aunt of King Mohammed VI and daughter of the late King Mohammed V, passed away on Thursday August 16th after suffering from disease for several months, a communiqué from the Ministry of the Royal Household Protocol and Chancellery said. Lalla Amina was born in Madagascar on April 8th, 1954 while the royal family was in exile. She is the daughter of Mohammed V and his third wife, … Continue reading

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Marriage of King Mohammed VI and Miss Salma Bennani

  March 23, 2012 at 12:26 am by

In 2002, Morroco’s King Mohammed VI married a 24-year-old Lalla Salma Bennani, a computer engineer with the ONA Group. The King broke royal tradition by publicly acknowledging his bride. For centuries, the monarchs of the Moroccan state – including the groom’s own father, King Hassan – kept their weddings a secret, and their brides in deep in the palace. They never designated queens, and referred to past royal wives as the … Continue reading

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Lalla Salma Hosts International Conference on Cancer Control

  January 17, 2012 at 8:58 pm by

Princess Lalla Salma chaired on Thursday in Marrakech, in the presence of Princesses and First Ladies from the the Middle East and Africa, a conference on Cancer Control in the Middle-East and Africa. Held by the the Lalla Salma Association for the Fight Against Cancer, in partnership with the Health Ministry and the World Health Organization (WHO), the conference was themed, “What strategy for preventing cervical cancer and facilitating cooperation … Continue reading

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Mohammed VI Appoints New Government

  January 6, 2012 at 1:04 am by

After days of suspense, Morocco has a new government. Negotiations came to an end on Tuesday between party leaders, Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane and the Palace, as  King Mohammed VI named a new government dominated by moderate Islamists, who won polls the monarch called early to abort Arab Spring-inspired protests. Prime Minister Benkirane, whose moderate Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD) took the most seats in the elections, will lead … Continue reading

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