Remains of Queen Farida of Egypt moved to nearby royal tombs

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The remains of Queen Farida of Egypt, consort of King Farouk I, were moved to the El Rifa’i Mosque in a ceremony attended by two of her grandchildren. She was known as Safinaz Zulficar before becoming Queen.

The remains were moved from Old Cairo’s Imam El Shafei cemetery following a notice from the government that the tomb would be demolished to make way for a new motorway set to be built in the area. A petition was then begun to save the tomb, but when this didn’t work, negotiations were begun to move the remains of Queen Farida.

Queen Farida is now buried with her three daughters, Princesses Ferial, Fawzia and Fadia and several other members of the Muhammad Ali’s dynasty.

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