Press photo with caption dated 2 August 1952 shortly after the family arrived to the island of Capri: “A King On The Run. Egypt’s King Farouk, just kicked off the throne and not quite settled in plush exile in Italy’s Isle of Capri, was caught with his hands full. The playboy Ex-King was toting son and successor, the newly appointed King Ahmed Fuad II, around the hotel terrace with one hand and handling a smoke with the other. Farouk, once fabulously wealthy, has been plagued with financial worries as Egypt’s military bosses confiscate palace treasures.”

Norbert Schiller Collection/Associated Press Photo/unknown photographer

Picture scanned from original 17cm X 23cm silver gelatin print.

Copyright: Unknown

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