Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco

Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco

Moroccan Royal
Born May 10, 1978


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco.


1978 Birth Born on May 10, 1978.
1981 3 Years Old Her parents were Hajj Abdelhamid Bennani, a schoolteacher, and Naïma Bensouda, who died in 1981, when Salma was three years old; from then on she and her sister Meryem were raised by her maternal grandmother, Hajja Fatma Abdellaoui Maâne. … Read More


1999 21 Years Old She was educated in Rabat, where she attended a private school, Lycée Hassan II, Lycée Moulay Youssef, and l'École Nationale Supérieure d'Informatique et d'Analyse de Systèmes. She met her husband during a private party in 1999. … Read More
2001 23 Years Old Salma married King Mohammed VI on 12 October 2001 (sadaq) and on 21 March 2002 (zafaf), at the Dar al-Makhzin, Rabat, and was granted the title of Princess Lalla, with the style of Royal Highness on her marriage. … Read More


2011 33 Years Old On 29 April, the day after the 2011 Marrakech bombing, she attended the wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Middleton. … Read More
2012 34 Years Old She attended the wedding of Guillaume, Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy in 2012.
2013 35 Years Old In April 2013, Salma attended the inauguration of the new Dutch King Willem-Alexander in Amsterdam. … Read More