Faiza Foaud “Princess Faiza of Egypt” Rauf

Faiza Foaud “Princess Faiza of Egypt” Rauf

Death 1994 (aged 70–71)
Westwood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 197990759 · View Source
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Early life
Princess Faiza was born in the Abdeen Palace, Cairo, on 8 November 1923.[1][2] She was the third child of King Fouad and Nazli Sabri.[3] Princess Faiza was the sister of King Farouk, Princess Fawzia, Princess Faika and Princess Fathia.[4][5] Her maternal great-grandfather was Major-General Muhammad Sharif Pasha, Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, who was of Turkish origin.[6]

Marriage and activities
Princess Faiza did not want to marry a member of the Middle East royal family.[7] Instead, she married to her Turkish cousin Mohammad Ali Bulent Rauf, who was thirty-four years old, in Cairo on 17 May 1945.[8][9][10] Their marriage was arranged through familial relations.[8] He was a Western educated man who was the grandson of Ismail Pasha.[7] King Farouk did not support their marriage, but reluctantly endorsed it.[7] Princess Faiza and her husband lived in the Zohria Palace on Gezira Island in the Nile after their marriage.[1][11]

Princess Faiza was instrumental in Princess Fawzia’s long period of convalescence in Egypt after divorcing from the Shah of Iran in 1948.[12] Fawzia was one of the leading figures of the Red Crescent Society in Egypt during the reign of King Farouk.[13] King Farouk put her and her husband under house arrest due to his suspicion.[1] She and her husband launched a homemade film about a military coup six weeks before the events of 1952.[14] They had no issue, and divorced in 1962.[8][2]

Later life
After the abdication of King Farouk as a result of the 1952 revolution in Egypt, Princess Faiza moved to Istanbul in 1954.[1] Then, she and her husband went to Spain and France.[8] Next, she went to the US and settled in Beverly Hills, leaving her husband in Paris.[8][7] She lived there until her death.[13]

Princess Faiza died on 9 June 1994 at the age of 70 in Westwood, Los Angeles.[4][10][13]

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