Princess Lalla Hasna of Morocco
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Born (1967-11-19) 19 November 1967 (age 54)
Rabat, Morocco
Spouse
Khalid Benharbit
(m. 1991)
IssueLalla Oumaima Benharbit
Lalla Oulaya Benharbit
Names
Lalla Hasna (or Hasna'a)
DynastyAlaouite
FatherHassan II
MotherLalla Latifa Hammou

Princess Lalla Hasna of Morocco (Arabic: الأميرة لالة حسناء, born 19 November 1967 in Rabat) is the youngest daughter of King Hassan II and his second wife, Lalla Latifa Hammou. She is sister to the current king, Mohammed VI and Prince Moulay Rachid.

Biography

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She was educated at the Royal College (Rabat).

Since her childhood, Princess Hasna has been interested in social and cultural activities, with special emphasis to environmental issues in Morocco. In 1999 she launched the national campaign for the protection of the environment and gave the prize for the most beautiful and cleanest beach in Morocco.

To shore up her work, the Mohammed VI Foundation for the protection of the environment was created in 2001 and chaired by Princess Hasna. She presides over the governing board of the foundation and regularly pays on the terrain visits to sensitize the population about environmental issues.

In 2002, Princess Lalla Hasna set up the prize of young reporters for the environment and in 2003 a prize for photography annually awarded on the international environment day.

She is Honorary President of the Hassanate Association for Human Development.[1]

Princess Lalla Hasna and Dr. Khalil Benharbit (born 1959), MD, a cardiologist, married in Rabat on 13 December 1991 and they have two daughters:[2]

Business

Lalla Hasnaa is the owner of a shell corporation that bought her an 11 million US dollar house near Kensington Palace in central London. According to the Pandora Papers, Hasnaa used the capital of the Moroccan royal family when buying the property. In the papers for the deal she stated that her profession is “princess”. Questions that were sent to the palace after Le Desk became known have so far remained unanswered.[3][4]

Honours

National honours

Foreign honours

Other honours

Ancestry

References

  1. ^ "Morocco: HRH Princess Lalla Hasnaa Persides Over Inauguration of Renovated Internal Medicine Service At Ibn Sina Hospital". Maghreb Arabe Presse (Rabat). 2012-09-22. Retrieved 2018-02-24.
  2. ^ "Morocco celebrates birthday of Princess Lalla Hasna on Friday". 18 November 2010. Archived from the original on 20 August 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2010.
  3. ^ Welle (www.dw.com), Deutsche. "Pandora Papers: Geheime Steueroasen von Politikern und Prominenten enttarnt | DW | 03.10.2021". DW.COM (in German). Retrieved 2021-12-25.
  4. ^ "Maroc : Lalla Hasnaa citée dans Pandora Papers !" (in French). 2021-10-03. Retrieved 2021-12-25.
  5. ^ Boletín Oficial del Estado
  6. ^ Morocco World News
  7. ^ Morocco World News