Originally Posted by maria-olivia
Thanks to all the posters fot their answer to my post.
This was very intersting , yes Rossina , the coup soldiers was merciless..Abusing the Royal dead Bodies , I never saw that.
I have a question:
What happen with their money and palaces ??
All the royal residences in Iraq have been confiscated by the Iraqi government.
- Al Zahoor Palace
(means Flowers) is the first royal palace in Iraq, I was built by King Faisal I and completed in the thirties of the twentieth century. It was then located on the river Khar or Alashash.
After the coup of 1958, the palace remained deserted for decades and was later annexed to the Al-Salam Palace when it was built. The palace was destroyed during the US invasion of Iraq in 2003.
- Al-Rehab Palace ( the massacre palace)
is the second royal palace & was the official residence of King Feisal II. It was built at the expense of the royal family & located west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, specifically opposite to Al Zahoor Palace.
Al-Rehab Palace was named after the village of Al-Rehab near the city of Taif in Saudi Arabia, where the royal family descended. It was completed in 1937 under the supervision of Prince Abdul Ilah, the Custodian of the Throne then.
After the coup, the palace was left deserted and then used as a tourist investment and later turned to a permanent headquarters for the director of public security and became a prison. In 1973, the Iraqi authorities completely demolished the palace and broadcast the event on television.
- King Feisal`s Summer Palace
is located at the town of Sersank, Duhok province, Iraqi Kurdistan.
The palace was built by King Faisal II in 1953 to be a summer residence for the King & the royal family. After the coup, it was used as a military barracks and later restored to become part of the presidential palaces under the rule of former President Saddam Hussein.
The palace was destroyed in the 1990s with the outbreak of the Kurdish uprising in Iraq. The authorities of Kurdistan have recently transferred its ownership to King Abdullah II of Jordan as the heir to the Iraqi royal family and. It is currently under renovation.
- King Feisal II`s Properties in the USA:
ِAccording to the Iraqi press it was divided between Ms. Genevieve Arnault (two thirds) and Prince Zeid Bin Al Hussein, who inherited the remaining third.
- King Feisal II`s Palace in the UK:
Ms. Genevieve Arnault filed a case in UK courts to inherit it but it was rejected because she failed to prove her marriage to the late King.