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Second Marriage and Its End

Three months after signing the divorce document, Nariman met with an Egyptian young man who acquired his university studies in the University of Cambridge, London.  He was Doctor Adham El      Nakeeb, from Alexandria.  When they met the ex-queen, Nariman did not think too much and did not hesitate.  It seems as if he caught his heart with the heart of her mother, Asila Hanim.  That is why marriage was made very quickly, precisely in May of the same year when the Royal divorce was signed.  Nariman said that she was happy with her effort to live with her new husband who has only a medium income from his work for the Anglo American hospital in Alexandria.  At that time she was 23 years old.  She used to reply indirectly that happiness and serenity are not in the royal palaces, but she found them in a simple new life.

Speech of Nariman about her new marriage and life is a strong indication that she totally folded the page of Farouk with its sweetness and bitterness and that she was looking forward to the time of a new marriage to the handsome young doctor who acquired his education in London.

Marriage was concluded.  It gained the interest in the marriage of a previous queen to an Egyptian young man.  Mass media followed up the event.  The marriage was fruitful.  The previous queen got from her husband, Doctor Adham El Nakeeb, a child she called Akram.  Her happiness of the birth of this child was great.  She lived for years in settlement with her new husband.  She gave all her time for raising her son, Akram and caring of her husband.

However, what happened is quite opposite to the introductions.  Dispute arose between them and a trip of problems commenced between her and her husband.  She failed to solve these problems amicably through joint debates.  The situation was escalated to jurisdiction and courts.  Her mother Asila Hanim interfered in the debate and the tension with Dr. Adham El Nakeeb   She overwhelmed her campaign against her son in law, husband of her daughter Nariman who decisively refused to give Nariman her freedom and to approve divorcing her.  He started announcing in the newspapers that he will never give her divorce.  The mother Asila Hanim endeavored strongly to reach an agreement with him for the divorce of the previous queen.  She mandated a mediator to negotiate with Dr. Adham El Nakeeb.  But he refused and said that negotiation should be made with Nariman herself.  He shouldered the mother with the full responsibility of demolishing the marriage.  As a result of insistence of Nariman Dr. Adham El Nakeeb approved her divorce in 1964 after a marriage that lived for ten years, of which fruit was a son who is Akram who assumed the lawyers career in Alexandria.

Akram El Nakeeb says about this marriage that his father's marriage to Nariman was very normal.  Only coincidence played its role in this marriage.  He says that the subject simply is that his grandfather DR Ahmed El Nakeeb- Pasha was the private doctor of the King and the royal family.  Naturally, his work and his relationship with the King gave him the right to be permanently present in the royal palace.  His daughter Aqila used to accompany him to the ceremonies.  As a result of her permanent presence in the palace, acquaintance happened between her and the queen Nariman.  At that time the queen was of the same age pf Aqila.  She came closer to her and to my grandfather.  The relationship became stronger.  The Queen told me that at that time she found in Aqila El Nakeeb a companion and friend.  Friendship continued even after the Queen's departure and her return to Egypt.  Upon her return from Italy, she says, she thought at once of communicating her friends with whom she had strong relationships.  On the top was Aqila El Nakeeb.  The queen adds that they started meeting and visiting.  In one occasion she was in a visit to her flat at Zamalek.  The queen says," I met coincidently there Dr. Adham El Nakeeb.  Closeness happened from the first time.  After a period that did not prolong from the time of the first meeting marriage happened and I moved to live in Alexandria at the villa of Dr. Adham El Nakeeb." Akram completes the sides of the story saying that he heard it from his father Dr. Adham El Naquib.

During this period, the relationship with the queen was perfect.  My father says that understanding between them was ideal and feelings were very good.  He adds that he was very proud of her and that she had the same feeling towards him.  However, the revolution seemed as if it was retaliating from her and from him.  The revolutionists did not consider it sufficient to extradite her from every thing and her return without her son.  My father was arrested and was judged by the revolution court.  The court ruled very severe punishment that a doctor does not deserve and that does not stand on truth.  He was deprived from performing medicine and could not get to work in his personal clinic.  Every thing was confiscated.  He was extradited from everything even honor.  This climate was the reason for what happened between Dr. Adham El Nakeeb
and the queen Nariman.  These conditions did not help them settle down.  Their lives were affected and their mood was disturbed.  They no longer enjoy things, days or occasions.  Pressures and provocations increased.  All this resulted in repetition of problems.  Neither the queen nor her husband was mistaken.  Both of them were living hard times and exposed to sever tribulations.

Akram proceeds giving account of what his father said.  He says that the marriage did not give fruit until his birth on the 28th of March 1961.  His father used to say to him that the psychological disturbed conditions did not help them even to only think of having children.  The revolution did not leave them live as all people do.  However, by the act of God they had a child.  These years were very disturbed because of the political conditions to which my father and the queen were exposed. 

Akram says," My father was deprived of performing medicine, while my mother the queen was a pampered woman all her life.  Now conditions changed.  She could not bear the new and painful status quo.  She became unable to face all the events taking place all around and all the malices happening to her husband."

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