WASHINGTON – Princess Lalla Soukaina, King Mohammed VI’s niece, who is engaged to Mehdi Regragui, son of King Hassan II’s former adviser, is set to be married in October of this year, according to the news outlet Le360.
Princess Lalla Soukaina, 27, spent her childhood as a very close grandchild to her grandfather– the late King Hassan II, who organized for her fairy parties, including for her birthday. 1999, however, marked a tragic turning point in the life of the young woman who witnessed the divorce of her parents and the sudden death of her grandfather.
King Hassan II’s favorite granddaughter, Princess Lalla Soukaina is also very close to King Mohammed VI, her uncle. She also accompanied him, in 2000, for his first official visit to Spain.
The marriage of the princess is sure to be closely followed by the Moroccan people, as their romance was also closely observed. Both Regragui and Lalla Soukaina were raised in Rabat. Regragui comes from an affluent family, his father was a businessman and close adviser to King Hassan II.
Princess Soukaina first completed her undergraduate degree at the Royal College, and then moved to Paris to continue her studies and obtain a Master’s degree in journalism and communication. During her first year of studies in 2004, she was selected, along with her mother, Princess Lalla Meryem, as one of the top successful Arab women. She is regarded by Moroccans as the embodiment of Moroccan women’s beauty and elegance.
Princess Lalla Soukaina is the daughter of Princess Lalla Meryem, first daughter and eldest child of late King Hassan II.
The Princess’ father, Fouad Filali, is the son of the late Abdellatif Filai, former Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister.
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