International royals

Princess Lalla Salma undertakes first engagement in two years

After almost two years of absence, a flurry of rumours regarding divorce, and confusion as to her whereabouts, Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco has undertaken an engagement – albeit anunofficial one. The Princess, who last undertook an engagement at the end of 2017, was in the city of Beni Mellal Wednesday morning in Morocco’s interior to visit the Beni Mellal Oncology Centre on…
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Where is Princess Lalla Salma? Mystery brought to forefront after Spanish state visit to Morocco

After the much-delayed state visit of King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain to Morocco, Princess Lalla Salma has been brought back in the news. In 2018, rumours circulated outside Morocco that King Mohammed of Morocco and Princess Lalla Salma had divorced. However, as was expected, the Moroccan Royal Court never confirmed or denied the report. It is a subject the Moroccan media don’t dare to…
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Who is Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco?

Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco, nee Salma Bennani, was born in Fes, Morocco, on 10 May 1978. Her parents were El Haj Abdelhamid Bennani (a schoolteacher) and Naïma Bensouda, and she has a sister, Meryem Bennani. Born into a middle-class family, at the age of three, Salma…
International royals

Spanish media report divorce of the King of Morocco and Princess Lalla Salma

KingMohammed VI of Morocco and his wife of 16 years, Princess Lalla Salma, are divorcing, according to Spanish media. It is possible that the divorce is already final. The news comes on the dayon which the couple would’ve celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary. There has been no official confirmation from the Department of Communication of the Royal Court. The King and…
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