Prince Moulay Rachid, the second in line to the throne, turns 49 today.
Rabat – Today, June 20, the Moroccan people are celebrating the 49th birthday of Prince Moulay Rachid.
Prince Moulay Rachid is the was born in 1970 in Rabat and is the youngest male child of the late King Hassan II. He is currently the second in line to the throne.
In May 1993, he graduated with a degree in Public Law with a high distinction and a diploma in Comparative Law at the Faculty of Legal, Economic and Social Sciences in Rabat.
He furthered his education by obtaining a Ph.D. in Law on 18 May 2001 from Montesquieu-Bordeaux IV University, specializing in “the Organization of the Islamic Conference: A study of a specific international organization.” He puts his education to use by serving Morocco as a diplomat.
As well as academic pursuits, Prince Moulay Rachid is known for his passion for sports. Since 1997, he has chaired the National Federation of Moroccan Scouting, the Royal Moroccan Federation for Hunting Shotgun Shooting, as well as the Hassan II Golf Trophy Association.
He is also known for representing King Mohammed VI on the international stage, having recently attended the funeral of former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan in Accra in September 2018.
He also represented King Mohammed VI at the 24th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP24) in Poland. where he read out a message sent by HM to the participants in December.
Most recently, Prince Moulay Rachid represented HM King Mohammed VI at the emergency Gulf and Arab League summits convened by King Salman of Saudi Arabia.
Sources quoted by the Independent Arabia said that Prince Moulay Rachid was seeking to “increase the level of representation due to the importance of the three summits, which might result in the consolidation of the Arab position towards the recent attacks by Iran.”