The Crown Prince of Morocco, Moulay El Hassan, the eldest son of King Mohammed VI and Princess Lalla Salma, born on 8 May 2003 in Rabat, is celebrating his 18th birthday today. The future king of the Cherifian kingdom often appears alongside his father at official events, with which the sovereign is keen to associate him. The prince’s last public appearance was on 23 April.
The royal family and the Moroccan people are celebrating the 18th birthday of Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan this Saturday. May 8, 2003 is a glorious event and a memorable date in the history of Morocco where the Crown Prince was born. Since he was very young, the heir to the Moroccan crown has been in the limelight.
Very close to his father, King Mohammed VI, Moulay El Hassan is on the public stage, both in Morocco and internationally. In recent years, he has been entrusted with important activities and missions, such as the presidency of major official events, inaugurations and ceremonies. The future king of the Cherifian kingdom often appears alongside his father at official events, with which the sovereign wishes to associate him.
The prince’s last public appearance was on 23 April. He was with the Moroccan sovereign and Prince Moulay Rachid at the tomb of the late King Mohammed V, on the occasion of the 10th day of the holy month of Ramadan, which coincides with the anniversary of the death of the Father of the Nation, on 26 February 1961 in Rabat.
The birth of Moulay El Hassan on 8 May 2003 was joyfully celebrated throughout Morocco. The Crown Prince was named Hassan, in tribute to his grandfather, the late King Hassan II. Moulay El Hassan has a younger sister, Lalla Khadija, born on 28 February 2007 in Rabat. The two children of King Mohammed VI continued their studies at the Royal College of Rabat, founded in 1942 by the late Mohammed V.
Today, at the age of 18, Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan, who has been schooled to become an excellent king, thanks to a strict and rigorous royal education supervised by his father, is ready to take over. In these times when the health of King Mohammed VI is at the centre of all discussions.