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Welcome to Morocco! Lalla Salma Greets Michelle Obama at Airport

  June 27, 2016 at 8:16 pm by

Princess Lalla Salma was on hand this evening to welcome US First Lady Michelle Obama to Morocco during her visit to several countries promoting education for girls. Wearing a lovely orange shirt dress, the wife of King Mohammed VI smiled broadly as she waited for Mrs Obama at Menara Airport in Marrakech. Mrs Obama is being accompanied on the trip – which first stopped in Liberia and will continue in Spain … Continue reading

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Prince Moulay Rachid and Oum Keltoum Welcome First Child

  June 23, 2016 at 11:10 am by

Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco and his wife, Lalla Oum Keltoum, have welcomed their first child – a boy who was born in Rabat on June 23. The couple got married in November 2014 and he is the only brother of King Mohammed VI. Morocco’s King has baptized the newborn with the name of His Highness Prince Moulay Ahmed. Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco Welcomes his First Child! https://t.co/8GjaBLlGwZ pic.twitter.com/XbaCmDC6nH — … Continue reading

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Princess Lalla Salma Visits National Institute of Oncology

  May 20, 2016 at 7:42 am by

Morocco’s Lalla Salma yesterday was present at the National Institute of Oncology in Rabat for the signing of an agreement between the Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Treatment and the Roche Maroc laboratories. The agreement has been renewed to give cancer patients from lower socio-economic groups access to innovative medical treatments. It was first made in 2009 and has thus far helped 1,500 patients per annum since. Afterwards, Lalla Salma spent … Continue reading

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Lalla Salma and Sheikha Mozah Attend The Fez Festival of World Sacred Music

  May 6, 2016 at 7:50 pm by

Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco and Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al Missned of Qatar attended the opening of the 22th Fez Festival of World Sacred Music. Lalla Salma and Sheikha Mozah attended a concert. After the concert, the royal ladies met with the artists and performers of the show. Sheikha Mozah wore a Jean Paul Gaultier couture caftan with a matching yellow turban. Lalla Salma wore a velvet traditional Moroccan … Continue reading

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King Mohammed VI Leaves Amsterdam In Style

  March 30, 2016 at 5:00 pm by

King Mohammed VI of Morocco finished his tour of Europe today. According to local television station AT5 the king left in style: forty taxis were needed to transport the king and his entourage of 400 people to Schiphol Airport. The king left the Waldorf Astoria hotel near the Leidse Square at 15:45 amidst chaotic scenes usually reserved for pop stars (see clip below). Like in the previous days, many Dutch … Continue reading

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King of Morocco Finishes Tour of Europe Privately in the Netherlands

  March 26, 2016 at 10:20 am by

After spending the past few weeks travelling around Europe, meeting with the Presidents of France, Moscow and the Czech Republic, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has finished his travels in the Netherlands, where he spent yesterday and today in a private capacity. Though he was dressed casually, the King was still recognised by several of his countrymen that live in the Netherlands and was more than happy to pose for photos with them … Continue reading

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King of Morocco on Visit to France

  February 17, 2016 at 8:12 pm by

King Mohammed VI of Morocco paid a day-long visit to France today, meeting with President François Hollande at the Elysee Palace in the French capital. A number of government ministers attended the meeting at the Palace, prior to the King and the President heading off to visit the Institut du Monde Arabe, where they inspected plans for the creation of a Moroccan Cultural Centre in Paris. The purpose of the visit … Continue reading

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790Million€ Transport Project Launched by Morocco’s King

  January 25, 2016 at 6:52 pm by

The King of Morocco today announced a 790million€ transportation project for Casablanca that will see its tram and road networks expanded. King Mohammed VI launched the project on a visit to Aïn Sebaâ – Hay Mohammadi. He has a “constant will” to improve the conditions of the economic capital of his country. According to Agence Marocaine de Presse, the project will bring Casablanca’s transport system “in line with international standards”.

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Lalla Salma Marks 10th Anniversary of Her Cancer Foundation

  October 4, 2015 at 11:19 pm by

On Saturday evening, Princess Lalla Salma hosted a gala dinner to celebrate the tenth anniversary of her cancer foundation, the Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Treatment. The gala had the theme of ‘solidarity and sharing’ with the aim of raising funds to build an oncology centre in Béni Mellal, a city in the centre of the country at the base of Mount Tassemit, as well as an oncology centre in Laayoune in Western … Continue reading

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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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