As the president of the Mohammed VI Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, Lalla Hasna’s portfolio of royal duties in 2019 included giving a speech at the UN in September.
Rabat – Princess Lalla Hasna celebrates her birthday today, November 19. The princess is the youngest of King Mohammed VI’s three sisters.
Born in 1967 to King Hassan II and Lalla Latifa Hammou, the princess fulfills her royal role in Morocco, paying particular attention to the environment.
As the president of the Mohammed VI Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, Lalla Hasna’s portfolio of royal duties in 2019 included giving a speech at the UN in September. Lalla Hasna delivered her royal message to the UN Climate Action Summit.
At the same time, she launched the African Youth Climate Hub, “a major initiative to mobilize the voices of the youth of southern countries in the fight against climate change,” as state-owned outlet Maghreb Arab Press (MAP) described it.
In June, the princess inaugurated the Hassan II International Environmental Training Center in Bouknadel, north of Rabat, and dedicated it to environmental awareness and education. Last week at the training center, Lalla Hasna distributed Lalla Hasna Sustainable Cast Trophies to initiatives related to ocean and coastal environmentalism.
The princess’s activities also involve less scientific endeavors. In April, she opened the highly popular “The Colors of Impressionism: Masterpieces of the Musee d’Orsay” at the Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rabat.
Lalla Hasna has two daughters, Lalla Oumaima Benharbit and Lalla Oulaya Benharbit.