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Movement of the Army and End of the Marriage

Happiness of King Farouk and Queen Nariman of the birth of the new crown prince, Prince Ahmed Fouad, did not stay long.  Problems in Egypt escalated, the political life was affected and the country entered a disturbed era where there were severe events, most outstanding of which were the fire of Cairo and the police quarrel in Ismailia.  The King could not imagine that fate will be so harsh to this extent.  The Queen could not imagine that commencement of the end has started.  At the moment her valued hope came to reality by the birth of the crown prince and the future king who will sit on the throne of Egypt and perpetuate the name of Farouk and his father King Fouad, the tragic end came.  Farouk the First lost the throne of Egypt and Nariman lost the crown.  Even more they were compelled to get out of Egypt leaving behind every thing, power, reputation, wealth and the kingdom.  Even more important they left their nation. 

Age of the queen at these thrilling moments was less than twenty.  Nevertheless, the situation she was facing added to her age many years.  It was an unpredicted situation that came untimely and that was never hoped by anybody except for her opponents.

The revolution broke in the evening of 23rd of July 1952.  It was a successful revolution.  Its more important target was expelling Farouk and befalling of the kingdom regime in Egypt.  Nariman was following up all events taking place all around.  She could not believe that in a glimpse all situations changed and all people became against her husband the King.  She had to face the new fate.  She is now the queen of Egypt and at the same time the mother of the new king.  She had to support her husband.  

The young prince, Ahmed Fouad was appointed the King of Egypt after his father the expelled king.  King Farouk left the country with Nariman, the Crown Prince and his daughters from the Queen Farida.  He departed his sisters and Al Mahrousa Yacht moved to Italy.  They stayed in Italy for three days.  Farouk and Nariman arrived to Capri and Farouk registered himself under the name of His Majesty Prince Farouk Fouad prince of Egypt.  He spent his time in accompanying the young princesses for tourism.  After less than two months Farouk left Capri to Carl.  He settled there in a palace having 30 rooms located on Alp Mountains outside Rome.  King Farouk was caring to please his family.  He was more caring to let them have a good life.  However, for some reasons problems arose between him and Nariman.  Everybody expected that the new conditions would unite them and drive them to become strong in facing the difficult condition.  But it was clear that problems were increasing.

After three months Farouk separated from Nariman, when it became very hard to continue life together.  Alienation surely made the queen unable to bear the exiled king.  All at a sudden, their life changed.  They lost their happiness of the young prince.  There was no sign of hope for improving or for continuation of the marriage life.

Nariman got back to Egypt, but Farouk refused to leave the young king with her.  He gave her the choice either to stay with him or to get back without her son.  The young prince lived with his father.  Nariman could see him only after two years when Farouk gave her permission to see her son for the first time in 1955.

The revolution welcomed this condition and gave her an Egyptian passport.  Moreover, it permitted her to enter the confiscated royal palaces to get some of her personal effects. Nariman filed a lawsuit before Heliopolis Jurisdiction Court.  In the bill of indictment it was mentioned that the King was unfair in his marriage life and that he was so cruel to her that continuation of living together became unbearable.  She signed the divorce document and assigned her monthly maintenance.

Nariman got the ruling of divorce from King Farouk in February 1954 after a royal marriage that continued for 4 years minus 3 months. In the year 1953, precisely on 18 June, the revolution commanding council bequeathed the young king, Ahmed Fouad, officially from ruling Egypt.  His age at that time was 18 months.  On that date the revolution put the assured end of the family of Mohamed Ali that ruled Egypt for 148 years.

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