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Morocco

Princess Lalla Salma

Date of Birth: 10 May 1978
Place of Birth: Fez


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Divorce Moroccan-style

Rumours of problems in King Mohammed VI (M6)'s marriage to Princess Lalla Salma (née Bennani) have persisted for years and the couple are now separated after 17 years although few details have emerged...

After Lalla Salma was reported in July to be holidaying with her 12-year-old daughter on the superyacht Serenity off the Greek island of Skiathos – while M6 stayed at home with his son – some media went much further...

This led to a letter of protest from the Palace's French lawyer Eric Dupond-Moretti saying 'King Mohammed VI and his ex-wife Lalla Salma jointly' called such rumours 'intolerable'...

In the millennial history of the Moroccan monarchy Lalla Salma was the first royal wife to have an official title (Her Royal Highness) and she will remain 'mother to the royal children'...


Wrath rules

Less visible at present is his photogenic mother Princess Lalla Salma whose business ambitions – including an association with Côte d'Ivoire's wealthy First Lady Dominique Ouattara – have become subjects of considerable speculation...

Lalla Salma's investments in other African countries are being transferred to official investment funds having suffered losses and her stock is at its lowest since she married into the royal family in 2002 several sources have told Africa Confidential...


The Sahara conflict is back

Sahrawi protests occasionally flare up in the capital El Ayoun but second city Dakhla is now best-known as the capital of kite-surfing favoured by M6's wife Lalla Salma and the international smart set...


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