Faika Sadek
Born8 June 1926
Ras al Tin Palace, Alexandria
Died7 January 1983(1983-01-07) (aged 56)
Cairo
SpouseFouad Sadek
IssueFouad Sadek
Ismail Sadek
Fawkia Sadek
Fahima Sadek
Names
Faika Fuad Sadek
HouseMuhammad Ali Dynasty
FatherKing Fuad
MotherNazli Sabri
Princess Faika (right) as a child
Princess Faika (right) as a child

Faika Fuad Sadek (Arabic: الأميرة فائقة بنت فؤاد الأول‎, 8 June 1926 – 7 January 1983) was an Egyptian royal and a member of the Mohammad Ali Dynasty.

Early life

Faika Sadek was born at the Ras al Tin Palace, Alexandria, on 8 June 1926.[citation needed] She was one of the daughters of King Fuad and Nazli Sabri and the sister of King Farouk, Princess Fawzia, Princess Faiza and Princess Fathia.[1][2] Her maternal great-grandfather was Major-General Muhammad Sharif Pasha, prime minister and minister of foreign affairs, who was of Turkish origin.[3]

Personal life

Faika married Fouad Sadek, a commoner Egyptian and a consular officer, in a civil ceremony on 5 April 1950 in San Francisco.[4][5][6] At first, King Farouk did not endorse the marriage, but later he confirmed it.[6][7] Then they married in a religious ceremony at the Kubba Palace in Cairo on 4 June 1950.[4] Faika's husband was given the title of "bey" after the marriage.[4] The couple lived in the Dokki Palace on the Nile and Fouad Sadek began to work at the foreign ministry of Egypt.[6] They had four children, two daughters and two sons.[8]

Death

Faika died in Cairo on 7 January 1983 at the age of 56 following a long illness.[8]

Honours

Ancestry

References

  1. ^ Richard Hornsby (16 July 1994). "Obituary: Princess Faiza Rauf". The Independent. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Nazli". A Bit of History. Retrieved 15 August 2013.
  3. ^ Arthur Goldschmidt (2000). Biographical dictionary of modern Egypt. Lynne Rienner Publishers. p. 191. ISBN 1-55587-229-8.
  4. ^ a b c "Princess Faika to be wed Sunday". The City Herald. Cairo. UP. 4 June 1960.
  5. ^ "Egypt princess cut off for wedding commoner". The Milwaukee Sentinel. Cairo. INS. 17 May 1950. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
  6. ^ a b c "Princess forgiven for marriage". The Mercury. Cairo. AAP. 6 June 1950. Retrieved 7 February 2013.
  7. ^ Rym Ghazal (8 July 2013). "A forgotten Egyptian Princess remembered". The National. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  8. ^ a b "Princess Faika of Egypt Dies". The New York Times. AP. 9 January 1983. Retrieved 7 February 2013.