Press photo with caption dated 29 March 1952: “King Farouk and Queen Narriman proudly display their ten-week-old son, Crown Prince, Ahmed Fuad, in a family portrait at Cairo’s Kubbeh Palace. The child’s birth on the last last January 16th set off a wave of rejoicing throughout Egypt. Under Moslem law, only a male heir can succeed to the throne. It was ex-Queen Farida’s failure to give birth to a son that led to her divorce by King Farouk.”

Norbert Schiller Collection/Press Photo/Riad Shehata

Picture scanned from original 18cm X23cm silver gelatin print.

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