Muhammad Ali, Prince of the Sa'id

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Prince Mohamed Ali Farouk
Prince of the Sa'id
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Born (1979-02-05) 5 February 1979 (age 40)
Cairo, Egypt
SpousePrincess Noal Zaher of Afghanistan
IssuePrince Fouad Zaher Hassan
Princess Farah-Noor
DynastyMuhammad Ali
FatherFuad II of Egypt
MotherDominique-France Loeb-Picard
ReligionSunni Islam

Mohamed Ali, Prince of the Sa'id (Arabic: الأمير محمد على, أمير الصعيد[mæˈħæm.mæd ˈʕæli]; born 5 February 1979) is the heir apparent to the abolished thrones of Egypt and Sudan.[1]

Life and family[edit]

Egyptian Royal Family
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He was born on 5 February 1979 in Cairo, Egypt.[2][1] Fuad II was deposed while still a baby and was raised in exile,[1] he is the elder son of Fuad II (the deposed King of Egypt and the Sudan) by his former wife, Fadila (née Dominique-France Loeb-Picard), and the grandson of King Farouk and Queen Narriman.[2]

Prince Mohamed Ali was raised and educated between Europe and Morocco,[1] attending Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland, he works in real estate in Paris.[3]

Marriage and issue[edit]

While on holiday in Istanbul,[1] Prince Mohamed Ali attended the wedding on 20 April 2012 of Prince Rudolf of Liechtenstein with Tılsım Tanberk. There, he met Princess Noal Zaher Shah of Afghanistan, daughter of Prince Muhammed Daoud Pashtunyar Khan and granddaughter of King Zahir Shah of Afghanistan; the couple's betrothal was announced on 27 April 2013.[1]

Their wedding was held on 30 August 2013 at Istanbul's former Çırağan Palace in the presence of Fuad II, the bride's parents, media, a crowd of onlookers and guests,[1][4] including the couple from the reigning European dynasty which introduced them.

On 12 January 2017, the couple had twins, a son and daughter:[5]

  • Prince Fouad Zaher Hassan
  • Princess Farah-Noor

Titles and styles[edit]



  1. ^ a b c d e f g Hello Magazine Prince Muhammed Ali of Egypt and Princess Noal Zaher of Afghanistan Prepare for their Royal Wedding. 2 August 2013 (retrieved 26 November 2013).
  2. ^ a b Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh. Burke’s Royal Families of the World: Volume II. Burke's Peerage. 1980. pp. 26-27, 34-37, 287. ISBN 0-85011-029-7
  3. ^ Whitworth, Damian. The Times. Egypt’s last king on life in exile. 3 February 2011.
  4. ^ Arabia weddings. Royal Wedding of Prince Muhammad Ali of Egypt and Princess Noal Zaher. 16 September 2013 (retrieved 26 November 2013).
  5. ^

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Muhammad Ali, Prince of the Sa'id
Born: 5 February 1979
Titles in pretence
Title last held by
Ahmad Fuad, Prince of the Sa'id
later became King Fuad II
Prince of the Sa'id
since 5 February 1979
Reason for succession failure:
Abolition of the monarchy in 1953
Heir apparent:
Prince Fouad Zaher Hassan