Lalla Joumala Alaoui
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Ambassador of Morocco to the United States
Assumed office
October 2016
Preceded byRachad Bouhlal
Ambassador of Morocco to the United Kingdom
In office
21 January 2009 – 2016
Preceded byMohammed Belmahi
Succeeded byAbdesselam Aboudrar
Personal details
Born1962 (age 59–60)
Rabat, Morocco
Spouse(s)Mohammad Reza Nouri Esfandiari
ChildrenLalla Nuzha Esfandiari
Parent(s)Prince Moulay Ali
Princess Lalla Fatima Zohra
Alma materOriental Institute, Oxford
WebsiteMoroccan Embassy in London

Princess Lalla Joumala Alaoui (born 1962, Rabat) is a Moroccan diplomat, Ambassador of Morocco to the United States, and the former Ambassador of Morocco to the United Kingdom.[1][2][3]

Early life

Princess Lalla Joumala Alaoui was educated at the Mission laïque française of Rabat (Lycee Descartes) then at the University of Oxford Faculty of Oriental Studies, where she graduated with a Bachelor in law.[3] After, she settled in Casablanca, where she became active in some of the city's NGOs.[3]

For a brief period in 1999-2000, she was diplomatic Attaché at the Moroccan Embassy to United Nations.[3]

She is the President of the Moroccan-British Society.


She is the maternal first cousin and the paternal second cousin of King Mohammed VI; daughter of Prince Moulay Ali (a cousin of King Hassan II) and Princess Lalla Fatima Zohra, the eldest daughter of Mohammed V and the older half-sister of King Hassan II.[citation needed]

She married to Iranian businessman Mohammad Reza Nouri Esfandiari (a relative of Princess Soraya, ex-Queen of Iran) in October 1986 and they have two children.[citation needed]

Titles and styles



She is a member of the Metropolitan Club of Washington DC, and a member of the Cosmos Club.

See also


  1. ^ "Charles and Camilla welcomed with milk in Morocco". The Telegraph. 2011-04-04. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
  2. ^ Mohamed RIAL (2009-11-16). "Chrifa Lalla Joumala Alaoui, ambassadrice du Maroc, tient une réunion de travail au stand marocain". L'Opinion. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d M Sehimi (26 March 2009). "Lalla Joumala, une Princesse dans le vent". MarocHebdo. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
  4. ^ Ambassador Lalla Joumala Alaoui Named Honorary Citizen of Dallas