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Fuad II (Arabic: فؤاد الثاني) (born 16 January 1952 as Prince Ahmad Fuad) was the last King of Egypt and Sudan. He ascended the throne on 26 July 1952 upon the abdication of his father King Farouk I following the Egyptian Revolution of 1952. Farouk had hoped that his abdication would appease the revolutionaries and other anti-royalist forces, and that his son could serve as a unifying force for the country. However, the infant king reigned for less than a year until 18 June 1953, when Egypt was declared a republic. Fuad II was the last monarch of the Muhammad Ali Dynasty, which had ruled Egypt (and later Sudan) since 1805. His name is sometimes spelled Fouad.
In 1976, the former king married Dominique-France Picard (née Loeb, born 1948), the daughter of Robert Loeb and his wife, Paule Picard. She converted to Islam and assumed the title Queen Fadila of Egypt. The couple had three children before they divorced in 1997.
Their children are:
- HRH Muhammad Ali, Prince of the Sa’id (born 5 February 1979)
- HRH Princess Fawzia-Latifa (born 12 February 1982)
- HRH Prince Fakhr Eddin (born 25 August 1987)