A Blog by the Editor of The Middle East Journal

Putting Middle Eastern Events in Cultural and Historical Context

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Princess Ferial of Egypt

Princess Ferial Farouq of Egypt has died in Geneva after a long bout with cancer. She was the last surviving daughter of King Farouq. Her brother Ahmad Fuad, who was briefly (1952-53) King Ahmad Fuad II from exile, survives.

Many members of the deposed Muhammad ‘Ali dynasty have quietly returned to or visited Egypt through the years. Several of the dynasty, including Farouq himself, are buried in the Rifa‘i mosque in Cairo. (So is the Shah of Iran.)

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