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Dominique-France Loeb-Picard

Dominique-France Loeb-Picard – A marriage in exile

The future Princess Fadila of Egypt was born Dominique-France Loeb-Picard on born 23 November 1948 as the daughter of David-Robert Loeb and Paule-Madeleine Picard in Paris, France. Not much is known about her life before she met the deposed King Fuad II of Egypt. He had reigned briefly as King of Egypt as an infant, [read more]

Shivakiar Ibrahim

Shivakiar Ibrahim – Almost a Queen

Shivakiar Ibrahim was born on 25 October 1876 as the daughter of Prince Ibrahim Fahmi Pasha, a member of the Muhammad Ali dynasty of Egypt, and Najivan Hanim. Her great-great-grandfather was Muhammad Ali Pasha, who is considered to be the founder of modern Egypt. Unfortunately, very little is known about her youth. On 30 May [read more]


Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Egypt

The Kingdom of Egypt was established in 1922 under the Muhammad Ali dynasty following the Unilateral Declaration of Egyptian Independence by the United Kingdom. The previous Sultan of Egypt became King Fuad I of Egypt. King Fuad was married twice. His first wife was Shivakiar Ibrahim; also his first cousin once removed. Their son Ismail [read more]