WHENEVER Moroccans exposed their papers final Thursday, they could not think their eyes. Across their front pages had been big photographs regarding the striking young redhead whom that afternoon would end up being the bride of the monarch, King Mohamed VI, at a low-key family members ceremony in today’s world into the Royal Palace in Rabat.
Even though the King, familiarly referred to as “M6”, unveiled months ago that he had been to marry Lalla Salma Bennani, the general public had formerly understood absolutely nothing about her along with no clue exactly what she appeared as if. Just week that is last readers find that she had been a 24-year-old computer specialist and qualified engineer from a middle-class household when you look at the ancient town of Fez.
Nothing you’ve seen prior has Morocco’s royal household allowed such intimate scrutiny of their individual affairs; under Mohamed’s dad, Hassan II, whom passed away couple of years ago, rigid control over the news plus an unforgiving safety solution had guaranteed its total privacy inside Morocco. Few individuals can recall seeing a picture of Mohamed’s mother, nor was the public widely aware of her name (or that of Hassan’s other wife) today.