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Palace Profile: Dâr al-Makhzen

  February 19, 2017 at 6:00 am by

Location: Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco Built: 1864 Architects: Louis-Paul Pertuzio and Félix-Joseph Pertuzio Commissioned By: Muhammad IV of Morocco On The Palace Grounds: Collège Royal Current Owner: HM The King of Morocco Current Use: Official residence of HM King Mohammed VI of Morocco Fun Fact: Approximately 2,000 people live and work at the Palace at any one time A full list of Palace Profiles can be found here.

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King Felipe Attends Funeral of Former Portuguese President

  January 10, 2017 at 5:32 pm by

Spain’s King Felipe VI today attended the state funeral of the former Portuguese President, Mário Soares, at the Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon. He was joined at the service by Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco, as well as a number of heads of state. The King offered his condolences to the family of President Soares, who died at the age of 92 on Saturday, upon his arrival at the Monastery. Earlier, the … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia and Princess Lalla Salma Attend World Cancer Congress in Paris

  October 31, 2016 at 6:10 pm by

Spain’s Queen Letizia and Morocco’s Princess Lalla Salma have today attended the World Cancer Congress hosted at the Palais des Congrès de Paris alongside French President Francoise Hollande. Princess Dina Mired of Jordan was also present. The Queen delivered one of the congress’s opening speeches, praising the work done by researchers and encouraging that research continue. “Resources dedicated to these means are paramount due to the ever increasing costs of new … Continue reading

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Princess Lalla Salma Honoured For Her Commitment to Fight Cancer In Portugal

  October 24, 2016 at 4:59 pm by

Princess Lalla Salma, spouse of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, was honored on Saturday at the third edition of “Bal de la Riviera” gala organized by the Duke of Anjou, Prince Charles Philippe. During the gala, Prince Charles-Philippe handed to Princess Lalla Salma the “Tribute Award” in recognition of her efforts and personal commitment in the fight against cancer in the North African country and beyond. The distinction was handed … Continue reading

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King Mohammed VI Visits Former Opposition Leader Abderrahmane Youssoufi In A Local Hospital

  October 18, 2016 at 3:42 am by

As soon as King Mohammed VI heard about Abderrahmane Youssoufi’s failing health as this latter is currently suffering from a bad cold with respiratory complications, he immediately took him to Halifat Hospital in Casablanca, this noble gesture however has paled compared to his visit to the iconic figure of Moroccan politics, the monarch’s visit lasted for around 15 minutes and was joined by his close friend and advisory Fouad Ali … Continue reading

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Chrifa Lalla Joumala Alaoui: First Moroccan Woman Ambassador to the US

  October 16, 2016 at 6:14 pm by

King Mohammed VI swore in Lalla Joumala Alaoui – the first woman to serve as Moroccan ambassador to the United States – to her new diplomatic position on Thursday at the Royal Palace in Casablanca, the King had appointed Alaoui to the position in February to replace Rachad Bouhlal the ambassador in charge of Morocco’s correspondence with the superpower since December 2011. Before her appointment as Morocco’s Ambassador to Washington … Continue reading

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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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