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Copyright©Prince Rafet Bey1943 - [1962] H.M. Muhammad al-Amin [Lamine], King of Tunisia. b. at Dar as-Shad, Carthage, 4th September 1881, youngest son H.H. Muhammad al-Habib Pasha, Bey and Possessor of the Kingdom of Tunis, by his first wife, Lalla Fatima [Fattoùma El Ismailia], educ. privately. Invested as Heir Apparent with the title of Bey al-Mahalla and the style of His Highness, 25th June 1942. Proclaimed on the abdication of his cousin as Bey and Possessor of the Kingdom of Tunis, 15th May 1943. Installed on the same day at the Baît al-Bellar, of the Palace of Bardo. Proclaimed the independence of Tunisia, 20th March 1956. Subsequently assumed the title of King of Tunisia with the style of His Majesty. The Royal Guard at Carthage Palace was replaced by soldiers loyal to Bourguiba, the telephones cut and the Royal Family placed under house arrest, 15th July 1957. Deposed by the Constituent Assembly, 25th July 1957, but never abdicated or ceded his rights to anyone. Thereafter, he lived under constant government surveillance at La Manouba until October 1958, then confined to the suburb of La Soukra until allowed to return to Tunis after the death of his wife October 1960. Sovereign and Grand Master of the Nishan al-Ahad al-Aman, Nishan ad-Dam, and Nishan >al-Iftikhar. Founded the Other of Independence (Nishan al-Istiqlal) in five classes on 6th September 1956. Lieut-Col Beylical Army before 1926, prom Lieut-Gen 25/6/1942, Field Marshal 15/5/1943. Rcvd: Nishan al-Ahadal-Aman al-Murassa (25.6.1942), and Nishan ad-Dam, and GC of the Nishan al-Iftikhar while a young prince, the Grand Collar of the Order of Idris I of Libya, the Collar of the Order of Muhammadiya of Morocco (1956), and the GC of the Orders of the Legion of Honour in brilliants (15.5.1943), Black Star of Benin, Star of Anjouan, and the Cross of Lorraine (1945) of France, GC of the Civil Order of Merit of Spain (1927), the Sharifan Order of Alawi of Morocco, Muhammad ‘Ali of Egypt, and Renaissance of Jordan, Cdr with star of the Order of St Sylvester of the Vatican (30.11.1931). m. 1902, as his only wife, H.H. Princess (Lalla) Janina [Djeneïna] Beya (b. at Tunis, 13th August 1887; ; d. from wounds received from her Interior Ministry interrogators three days earlier, at La Soukra, 29th July 1957, bur. Sidi ‘Abdu’l Aziz Cemetery, La Marsa), arrested 26th July 1957 and interrogated on the 4th floor of the Ministry of the Interior, rcvd: the Nishan al-Ahad al-Aman al Murassa (15.5.1944), and Cdr of the Order of the Legion of Honour of France (1947), who had been raised in the household of his mother, daughter of Al-Haj Si Bashir al-Ayari, a Tripolitanian merchant from the Ras ad-Darb district of Tunis city. He d. at his apartment in the Rue Fénelon, Tunis, 30th September 1962 (bur. Tomb of King Muhammad al-Amin, Sidi ‘Abdu’l Aziz, La Marsa), having had issue, four sons and nine daughters:
  • 1) H.R.H. Prince (Sidi) Shazli [Chédly] Bey. b. at the Palace of Kassar Said, 12th December 1910, educ. privately. Dir of the Royal Cabinet 1950-1957. Head of the Royal House of Tunisia, and of the Nishan ad-Dam, Nishanal-Ahad al-Aman, and the Nishan al-Iftikhar. Rcvd: the Nishan ad-Dam and GC of the Nishan al-Iftikhar, GC of the Sharifan Order of Alawi of Morocco, and the Orders of the Black Star of Benin, the Star of Anjouan, and Cdr of the Order of the Legion of Honour of France (1945). m. at the Palace of Carthage, June 1933, Lalla Husn al-Aujud [Husn el-Oujoud or Jouda] (d. from lung cancer, at Tunis, 1991, bur. Sidi ‘Abdu’l Aziz Cemetary, La Marsa), second daughter of Colonel Si Said Zaccaria, by his wife, Princess Khadija, eldest daughter of H.H. Muhammad al-Nasir Pasha, Bey and Possessor of the Kingdom of Tunis, GCMG. He d. at Tunis, 2nd July 2004 (bur. beside his wife, at Sidi ‘Abdu’l Aziz Cemetary, La Marsa).
  • 2) H.R.H. Prince (Sidi) Muhammad [M'hamed] Bey. b. at the Palace of Kassar Said, 26th November 1914, educ. privately. Closely associated with the Independence movement and known as "le destourien du palais" for his nationalist activities. Rcvd: the Nishan ad-Dam, GC of the Nishan al-Iftikhar, and Cdr of the Order of Independence (1989), GC of the Sharifan Orders of Alawi of Morocco, and the Orders of the Black Star of Benin, the Star of Anjouan, and Cdr of the Order of the Legion of Honour of France (1945). m. at the Palace of Carthage, June 1933, Lalla Safiya [Safiyé] (b. ca. 1910; d. 23rd October 2000, bur. Sidi ‘Abdu’l Aziz Cemetery, La Marsa), a Circassian lady raised in the household of the Beya, Lalla Qamar. He d. at Carthage, 13th February 1999 (bur. Tomb of King Muhammad al-Amin, Sidi ‘Abdu’l Aziz, La Marsa), having had issue, four sons and one daughter:
    • a) Prince (Sidi) Muhammad Ra'fat [Rafet] Bey. b. at Carthage, 4th December 1934, educ. Lycée de Radès, and Lycée de Carthage. Professional painter and photographer. Rcvd: the Nishan ad-Dam. m. (first) at the Palace of Carthage, 31st October 1954 (div. 1974), Lalla Mamia (b. at Tunis, 9th December 1936), educ. Notre Dame de Sion, daughter of Si Tahir Kahiya (a descendant of Lieutenant-General Sidi Sulaiman Kahiya as-Saghir), by his wife and cousin, Lalla Halluma, daughter of Si Bashir Kahiya. m. (second) 1974, Lalla Nabiha (b. 25th June 1949), daughter of Si Mansur Tritar. He has issue, three sons and two daughters by his first wife, and one daughter by his second:
      • i) Prince (Sidi) Faisal Bey [Fayçal Bey]. b. at the Palace of Carthage, 9th September 1955 (s/o Lalla Mamia), educ. French Lycée, La Marsa, the Medical Faculty, Tunis, and the Univ of Paris VI (DEA-Master of Molecular Biology), France. Biologist and Consultant, Mbr of the Brd of several NGOs. Author of "La dernière odalisque" (2001). Rcvd: the Nishan ad-Dam (16.9.1955), and GC of the Order of Francis I of the Two Sicilies (19.3.2006).
      • ii) Prince (Sidi) Riaz [Riadh] Bey. b. at the Palace of Carthage, 11th March 1957 (s/o Lalla Mamia), educ. French Lycée, La Marsa and the Sch of Architecture, Tunis. Bussinessman and Marketing Consultant. m. at Carthage, 21st June 1986, Lalla Aida (b. at Carthage, 2nd February 1956), daughter of Si Nasir Jamal [Nasser Djemal], by his wife, Lalla Alia, née Agrebi. He has issue, one son and one daughter:
        • (1) Prince (Sidi) ‘Umar Bey. b. at Tunis, 23rd June 1987.
        • (1) Princess (Lalla) Sulaima. b. at Carthage, 25th July 1990 (in the morning, the act creating the republic having passed by the National Assembly at 6.00 p.m. on 25th July 1957).
      • iii) Prince (Sidi) Muhammad al-Amin [Lamine] Bey. b. at Le Kram, 6th October 1962 (s/o Lalla Mamia), educ. French Lycée, La Marsa. m. at Carthage, 18th November 1989, Lalla Samia (b. at Tunis, 23rd February 1967), daughter of Si Hasan Dridi. He has issue, one son and one daughter:
        • (1) Prince (Sidi) Tahir Bey. b. at La Marsa, 18th September 1990.
        • (2) Princess (Lalla) Miriam. b. at Tunis, 17th February 1995.
      • i) Princess (Lalla) Hela. b. at Tunis, 29th November 1958 (s/o Lalla Mamia), educ. French Lycée, La Marsam and the Faculty of Law, Tunis. Advocate, sometime State Counsellor of the Administrative Tribunal, and Vice-Chair Financial Markets Council (CMF). m. at Tunis, 10th October 1981, Dr Samir Ben Miled (b. at Tunis, 11th April 1954), paediatrician, son of Si 'Ali Ben Miled, by his wife, Lalla Safyé, née Mebazâa. She had issue, two daughters:
        • (1) Lalla Aisha [Aïcha] Ben Miled. b. at Tunis, 10th November 1983.
        • (2) Lalla Zainab Ben Miled. b. at Tunis, 16th February 1985.
      • ii) Princess (Lalla) Janina [Djeneïna]. b. at Le Kram, 28th December 1960 (d/o Lalla Mamia), educ. French Lycée, La Marsa and l'École Esmond, Paris. Fashion designer.
      • iii) Princess (Lalla) Tulina [Tuline Bey]. b. 18th August 1980 (d/o Lalla Nabiha). m. (first) at Paris, France, 11th September 2000 (div.), Jerôme Prevost (b. 9th September 1969). m. (second) at Brussels, Belgium, 23rd September 2010, Stefan Koskinen, automotive specialist at Toyota Motors Europe, a national of Finland. She has issue, one daughter by her first husband:
        • (1) Safiya Prevost. b. at Paris, France, 28th April 2002.
    • b) Prince (Sidi) Muhammad al-Ma'mun [El Meimoune] Bey. b. 28th June 1936, educ. Lycée de Radès, and Lycée de Carthage, l'École des Travaux Public, Paris. Civil Engineer. Rcvd: the Nishan ad-Dam. m. at Paris, 1965, Lalla Françoise (b. at Gault-St-Denis, France, 10th December 1936), daughter of Yves Lachuer, by his wife, Marie, née Cornec. He d. at Paris, 10th December 1990 (bur. in the same tomb as his sister Frida, Sidi ‘Abdu’l Aziz Cemetery, La Marsa), having had issue, one son and one daughter:
      • i) Prince (Sidi) Karim Bey. b. at Paris, France, 30th October 1972.
      • i) Princess (Lalla) Safiya. b. at Paris, France, 13th April 1965. m. at La Marsa, April 1993, Si Mondher Abdelnadher (b. 15th April 1962), son of Si Yunus Abdelnadher. She has issue, one daughter:
        • (1) Inès Abdelnadher. b. at Paris, France, 31st July 2003.
    • c) Prince (Sidi) Nur ud-din [Noureddine] Bey. b. at the Palace of Carthage, 2nd September 1939, educ. Lycée de Carthage, and Univ. of Liège, Belgium. Electronic Engineer. Rcvd: the Nishan ad-Dam. m. at Tunis, 12th July 1975, Lalla Fatima (b. 15th February 1950), daughter of Si Sharif [Cherif] Gharsalla.
    • d) Prince (Sidi) Said Bey. b. at the Palace of Carthage, 26th February 1952, educ. Lycée Carnot, and IUT, Lyon, France. Rcvd: the Nishan ad-Dam (1952). m. Lalla Anne-Marie, née Dormio (b. at Tunis). He has issue, two daughters:
      • i) Princess (Lalla) Cyrine. b. 5th June 1978.
      • ii) Princess (Lalla) Inès. b. 30th December 1985.
    • a) Princess (Lalla) Farida [Nana]. b. at Hammam-Lif, 1943. She d. at Carthage, 2nd April 1954 (bur. near the Tomb of Sidi ‘Abdu’l Aziz, La Marsa).
  • 3) Prince (Sidi) Muhammad Maimun Bey [El Maïmoun Bey]. b. at the Palace of Kassar Said, 1916. He d.v.p. young.
  • 4) H.R.H. Prince (Sidi) Muhammad Salah ud-din [Salah Eddine] Bey. b. at the Palace of Kassar Said, 2nd October 1919. Founder and Hon Presdt of the Hammam-Lif Sporting Club (CSHL) 1944-1956. Placed under arrest by Bourguiba in August 1957 and released after two years confinement at Manouba 20th March 1959. A pioneering industrial poultry farmer. Rcvd: the Nishan ad-Dam and GC of the Nishan al-Iftikhar, Cdr of the Order of the Legion of Honour of France, etc. m. (first) at Carthage, September 1939, Lalla Hassiba (b. 3rd October 1916; d. 199x), daughter of Si Khlaf al-Maherzi, a descendant of Sidi Mahrez, patron saint of the City of Tunis. m. (second) before 1956, Lalla Liliane (d. 1998), a French convert to Islam. He d. at Radès, 21st December 2003 (bur. Tomb of Lalla Janina Beya, Sidi ‘Abdu’l Aziz Cemetery, La Marsa), having had issue, two sons and two daughters by his first wife, and three sons and one daughter by the second:
    • a) Prince (Sidi) Talha Bey [Talha Housseini]. b. at Hammam-Lif Palace, 14th July 1944 (s/o Lalla Habiba), educ. Lycée Carnot, Tunis, Munich Hotel Sch, and Coll of Hospitality, Berlin, Germany. Intern Palmengarten in Offenburg 1965 and Hotel Mondial in Cologne 1966-1967, Head Concierge at Hotel Hammamet Orange 1968-1969, Dir Restaurant Mrabet in Tunis 1969-1971, Deputy Dir Hotel Africa Meridien 1972-1976, Food & Beverage Mngr International Hotel Tunisia 1976-1981, Deputy Dir-Gen 1981-1982, CEO 1982-1983, Deputy Gen Mngr Hotel Diar El Andalus at Sousse-Kantaoui 1983, Resident Dir Hotel Abou Nawas El Mechtel 1984-1985, Quality Dir Hotel Diplomat in Tunis 1985-1986, Resident Dir Hotel Abou Nawas in El Mechtel 1986-1988, Dir Gen Hotel Green Park at Kantaoui 1988-1989, Resident Dir & Gen Mngr Hotel Abou Nawas El Mechtel 1989-1991, Dir Gen Hotel Abou Nawas at Gammarth 1991-1997, Corinthia Khamsa Hotel 1997 & Hotel Bizerta Resort 1998, Dir of Ops Golden Tulip Hotel 1998-2000, Consultant Auditor for Hotel upgrades 2000-2001, Quality Dir Hasdrubal Chain 2001-2006, Dir Gen Hotel Hasdrubal Hammamet 2006-2009. Author of “Pour une Hôtellerie de Qualité” (2006). m. at Tunis, 26th March 1966, Lalla Afifa (b. at Tunis, 21st November 1946), daughter of Si Muhammad Hadi bin ‘Abdu’s Salim Bel Hassine, alias ‘Hédi Jouini’, a famous Tunisian singer, songwriter and composer of operettas. He had issue, one son and one daughter:
      • i) Prince (Sidi) Mahir Bey [Meher Husseini]. b. at Berlin, Germany, 9th September 1967, educ. Lycée Carnot, Tunis. m. 5th April 2001, Lalla Jawahir [Jaweher Husseini], née Messaoudi, educ. Lycée Gustave Flaubert, La Marsa, Dir-Gen Vision Print. He has issue, a daughter:
        • (1) Princess (Lalla) Rania. b. 10th May 2002, educ. École Robert Desnos, and Lycée Pierre Mendès France, Tunis.
      • i) Princess (Lalla) Yusra [Yousra Housseini Touati]. b. at Tunis, 15th February 1973. m. 2000, Karim Touati. She has issue, two sons.
    • b) Prince (Sidi) Turhan [Torhane] Bey. b. at Carthage, 6th August 1951 (s/o Lalla Habiba), educ. Lycée Carnot, Tunis, Technical Sch, Le Locle, Switzerland. Civil engineer. Senior Test Engineer at EM Microelectronic. A Swiss national. m. at Le Locle, Switzerland, 1976, Lalla Rosanna (b. at Campagna, Salerno, Italy, 15th September 1951), daughter of Antonio Magliano, of Campagna, Italy, by his wife, Nina, née Palladino. He has issue, one son and one daughter:
      • i) Prince (Sidi) Malik Bey. b. at Le Locle, Switzerland, 6th August 1977, educ. La Haute École de Gestion (HEG) Arc, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
      • i) Princess (Lalla) Samia. b. at Chaux de Fond, Switzerland, 21st May 1980, educ. Neuchâtel Univ, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
    • c) Prince (Sidi) Karim Bey. b. 24th June 1962 (s/o Lalla Liliane).
    • d) Prince (Sidi) Samy Bey [Sami Houceini]. b. 20th October 1964 (s/o Lalla Liliane). Basketball player with Ez-Zahra 2001-2002, Coach Hammam-Lif Sporting Club (CSHL). m. Lalla Nadia Manacy. He has issue, one son and one daughter:
      • i) Prince (Sidi) Hakim Bey [Hakim Housseini]. b. 5th August 1996.
      • i) Princess (Lalla) Linda [Lili Housseini]. b. at Ez-Zahra, Tunis, 18th January 19xx.
    • e) Prince (Sidi) Walid Bey. b. at Ez Zahra, Tunis, 9th June 1969 (s/o Lalla Liliane), educ. Lycée Carnot, and Lycée Français de Mutuelleville, Tunis. Settled in Montigny-lès-Cormeilles, France. m. Lalla Olfa Mallah. He has issue, one son and one daughter:
      • i) Prince (Sidi) Mehdi Bey [Mehdi Housseini], educ. Lycée Jean Monnet Franconville, Ile-De-France, France. Designer with Maillot de l’OM par Stonknot.
      • i) Princess (Lalla) Lilia [Lyloo Housseini]. b. 3rd May 1990.
    • a) Princess (Lalla) Salwa [Princess Salwa Bey Kchouk]. b. at Carthage, 26th February 1941 (d/o Lalla Habiba), educ. Lycée Armand Falliéres, Carthage. Founder proprietor of the El Walima restaurant. Mbr Assoc Histoire et Réconciliation. m. 1963, Colonel Si Ridha Kchouk. She has issue, one son and one daughter.
    • b) Princess (Lalla) Faiza [Faiza Hussaini Bey]. b. at Carthage, 8th July 1946 (d/o Lalla Habiba). m. at Tunis, 1968, Si Nabil Belhassine, son of Si Muhammad Hadi bin ‘Abdu’s Salim Bel Hassine, alias ‘Hédi Jouini’, a famous Tunisian singer, songwriter and composer of operettas. She d. 5th October 2020 (bur. Sidi ‘Abdu’l Aziz Cemetery), having had issue, two sons.
    • c) Princess (Lalla) Nadia [Nadia Bey]. b. 128th May 1960 (d/o Lalla Liliane). m. Taieb Filali, educ. Lycée de Carthage, Sidi Bou Said, Univ of Tunis, and Inst Supérieur de Gestion de Tunis, son of ‘Abdu’l Kadir Filali, by his wife, Khadija Filali. She had issue, one son and two daughters.
  • 1) H.R.H. Princess (Lalla) Aisha [Aïcha]. b. July 1906. Represented her father on several occasions and played a prominent part in the independence movement. m. Si Salah ud-din al-Maherzi [Salaheddine Maherzi] (b. ca. 1913; d. April 2001), sometime actg Governor of the Madina of Tunis, son of Si Khlaf al-Maherzi, a descendant of Sidi Mahrez, patron saint of the City of Tunis. She d. at Tunis, 1994, having had issue, three sons.
  • 2) H.R.H. Princess (Lalla) Khadija. b. 8th April 1909. m. September 1939, Si Khair ud-din Azzouz (d. 197x), sometime Kaid al-Ahwashi (Governor of the Suburbs of Tunis), a descendant of the saint, Sidi ‘Ali Azzouz, of Zaghouan. She d. at Tunis, 199x, having had issue, one son:
    • a) Si Hasan [Hassouna] Azzouz. m. (first) (div.) Lalla Faiza Jait. m. (second) Lalla Fatima [Fatma] Chelly, daughter of Dr Muhammad [Hamadi] Chelly, by his wife, Princess Taj ul-Mulk Lilia [Tej El Molk Lilia Housseini], eighth daughter of H.M. Muhammad al-Amin [Lamine], King of Tunisia. He had issue, a daughter. Copyright©Christopher Buyers
  • 3) H.R.H. Princess (Lalla) Soufia. b. 12th May 1912. m. (first) (div.) Prince (Sidi) Muhammad al-Hadi Bey (b. 15th December 1907; d. 17th March 1965), second son of Prince Murad Bey - see above. m. (second) 1943 (div.), Major-General Si Hadi Ben Mustapha (d. at La Goulette, 199x), sometime cdr of the Beylical Guard and Grand Chamberlain, later Chief of Protocol under the republic, rcvd: GC of the Nishan al-Iftikhar, etc, son of Si ‘Ali Ben Moustapha. m. (third) Lieutenant-General Si Ahmad al-Kassar (d. 197x), sometime Lord Privy Seal, rcvd: the Nishan al-Ahad al-Aman, GC of the Nishan al-Iftikhar, etc. She d.s.p. at Tunis, August 1994.
  • 4) H.R.H. Princess (Lalla) Zanukha [Zanoukha]. b. 18th March 1923. m. 1944, Colonel Si Nasir ud-din Zakaria, sometime ADC to the Bey, son of Princess Zohra, second daughter of H.H. Ahmad II Pasha, Bey and Possessor of the Kingdom of Tunis. She had issue, two sons and three daughters.
  • 5) H.R.H. Princess (Lalla) Fatima. b. August 1924. m. Si Mustafa Ben Abdallah, sometime Deputy Governor of Mateur. She d. from heart failure, at Carthage, October 1957, having had issue, two sons and one daughter:
    • a) Si Mohamed Ben Abdallah. b. May 1947.
    • b) Si Mounaam Ben Abdallah. b. 1948.
    • a) Lalla Essia. b. 1950.
  • 6) H.R.H. Princess (Lalla) Kabira [Kébira Bey]. b. October 1926. m. Si Muhammad al-Bakhri [Hamadi Bahri] (d. 197x), sometime Chief of Protocol, brother of Osman Bahri, husband of Princess Hadia. She d. 27th August 2007 (bur. Jallez Cemetery), had issue, four sons and two daughters.
  • 7) H.R.H. Princess (Lalla) Zakia. b. 18th February 1927. Hon Presdt "Revue Musulmane Nord-Africaine de Langue-Francaise" (Algiers) 1946. m. 25th June 1944, H.E. (Sahib al Ma'ali) Dr Muhammad [Hammadi] Ben Salem (b. at Tunis, 3rd January 1915; d. at Bardo, 4th October 2001), Minister for Health 1950-1952, arrested by the republican authorities in 1957 and severely beaten with a bullwhip, author of "L'Antichambre de l'Indépendence", rcvd: GC of the Nishan al-Iftikhar, son of Si Husayn Bashir Ben Salem. She d. from cancer, at La Marsa, 2nd February 1998, having had issue, three sons and three daughters.
  • 8) H.R.H. Princess (Lalla) Taj ul-Mulk Lilia [Tej El Molk Lilia Housseini]. b. 12th September 1929. Went into voluntary exile in Morocco 1962. m. (first) 1948, Dr Menchari, Veterinarian. m. (second) 1962, Dr Muhammad [Hamadi] Chelly (d. at Casablanca, Morocco, 1987), sometime Surgeon at the Sadiki Hospital, Head of the Civil Hospital Tetouan 1962-1966, Surgeon OCP Hospital Khouribga 1966, later in private practice in Casablanca. She d. at Casablanca, Morocco, 19th February 2021, having had issue, six children, including:
    • a) Professor Hassan Chelly. ENT Professor in Communication Techniques Al Farabi Centre for ENT Diagnosis & Exploration in Casablanca.
    • b) Dr Chafik Chelly. Ophthalmologist.
    • c) Dr Mourad Chelly. Ophthalmologist.
    • a) Lalla Fatima [Fatma] Chelly. m. her maternal first cousin, Si Hasan [Hassouna] Azzouz, son of Si Khair ud-din Azzouz, sometime Kaid al-Ahwashi, by his wife, Princess Khadija, second daughter of H.M. Muhammad al-Amin [Lamine], King of Tunisia - see above.
    • b) Lalla Dr Dounia Chelly. Medical examiner.
  • 9) H.R.H. Princess (Lalla) Hadia [Hédia]. b. 18th September 1931. m. Si 'Usman al-Bakhri [Osman Bahri] (d. 197x), sometime Engineer at the Sch of Mines, Principal Engineer in the PWD, and CEO Compagnie des Phosphates Sfax-Gafsa, brother of Si Muhammad al-Bakhri, husband of Princess Kabira. She had issue, two sons and three daughters.
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Copyright©Prince Rafet Bey[1962 - 1964/9] Lieutenant-General H.R.H. Crown Prince (Sidi) Husain [Hassine] Bey, Head of the Royal House of Tunisia. b. at Sidi-Bou-Saïd, 22nd April 1893, third son of H.H. Muhammad al-Nasir Pasha, Bey and Possessor of the Kingdom of Tunis, GCMG, by his second wife, Lalla Husn ul-Ujud, educ. Prytanée militarie de La Flèche. Invested as Heir Apparent with the title of Bey al-Mahalla and the style of His Highness, 1st October 1955. Became Crown Prince with the style of His Royal Highness when Tunisia achieved independence, 20th March 1956. Succeeded as Head of the Royal House of Tunisia, and of the Nishan ad-Dam, Nishan al-Ahad al-Aman, and the Nishan al-Iftikhar, on the death of H.M. Muhammad al-Amin, 30th September 1962. Lieut-Gen Beylical Army 1/10/1955. Sovereign and Grand Master of the Nishan al-Ahad al-Aman, Nishan ad-Dam, and Nishan al-Iftikhar. Rcvd: the Nishan al-Ahad al-Aman al-Murassa (1.10.1955), Nishan ad-Dam, and GC of the Nishan al-Iftikhar, GO of the Order of the Legion of Honour of France, the Sharifan Order of Alawai of Morocco, etc. m. at Dar al-Taj Palace, La Marsa, 22nd July 1914, as his only wife, Lalla Aisha [Aïcha], daughter of Si Ahmad bin 'Abdu'llah Maria, an Italian convert to Islam, by his wife, Princess Traki, eldest daughter of Sidi Husain Bey, Bey al-Taula. He d. at Sidi-Bou-Saïd, 9th April 1969 (or October 1964)*, having had issue, four sons and one daughter:
  • 1) Prince (Sidi) ‘Ali Bey. b. at Sidi-Bou-Saïd, 29th July 1915, educ. privately. Rcvd: the Nishan ad-Dam and GC of the Nishan al-Iftikhar. m. (first) at Sidi-Bou-Saïd, June 1942, Lalla Zainab, daughter of Si ‘Abdu’l Aziz Bakushi [Abdelaziz Baccouche], by his wife, Lalla Beya, née Farhat. m. (second) Lalla Razia [Radhia], née Essafi. He had issue, four sons and two daughters:
    • a) Prince (Sidi) Faruk Bey.
    • b) Prince (Sidi) Tariq Bey.
    • c) Prince (Sidi) Mahdi Husain [Mehdi Hassine] Bey.
    • d) Prince (Sidi) Karim Bey.
    • a) Princess (Lalla) Aisha [Aïcha]. m. (first) 5th October 1985 (div.) Prince (Sidi) Muhammad Razi [Radhid] Bey (b. 25th July 1960, m. second, Lalla Maherzia), son of Prince Muhammad Said Bey, by his wife, Lalla Zainab. She has issue, two sons - see above.
    • b) Princess (Lalla) Dorra [Dorra Ben Hassine Bey]. b. 2nd October 1966. m. at Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 19th April 2010, Mustapha Belkhouja (b. 1963), Snr Technical Specialist SSC-SPC with the Govt of Canada in Ottawa.
  • 2) Prince (Sidi) Murad [Mrad] Bey. b. at Sidi-Bou-Saïd, 11th January 1919, educ. privately. Rcvd: the Nishan ad-Dam and GC of the Nishan al-Iftikhar. m. Princess (Lalla) Zainab (b. 28th February 1927), elder daughter of her maternal uncle, Prince Muhammad Bey, by his wife, Lalla Souad, daughter of Shaikh Hamida Bairam, sometime Shaikh ul-Islam. He had issue, three sons and one daughter:
    • a) Prince (Sidi) Farid Bey. b. 2nd February 1946.Copyright©Christopher Buyers
    • b) Prince (Sidi) Nasir [Naceur] Bey. b. 27th December 1948. Administrator of a cardio-vascular clinic. m. (first) (div.) Lalla Lillia [Anne], daughter of Mongi Naka’a. m. (second) Lalla Khadija, née Majeri. He had issue, two sons and one daughter by his first wife:
      • i) Prince (Sidi) Muhammad Bey.
      • ii) Prince (Sidi) Aziz Bey. b. at Sidi-Bou-Saïd, 26th August 1984, educ. Lycée Carthage Byrsa, and IHEC, Carthage. Employed with Girotech International Services.
      • i) Princess (Lalla) Rym [Ramroum Bey], educ. Lycée Carthage Byrsa, and École Nationale d’architecture et d’Urbanisme ((ENAU), Tunis. Architect.
    • c) Prince (Sidi) Hashimi Bey. b. 1st March 1954. m. Lalla Lillia, née Siala. He has issue, two sons:
      • i) Prince (Sidi) Mahdi Bey.
      • ii) Prince (Sidi) Khalid Bey. He has issue, a son:
        • (1) Prince (Sidi) Saifu‘llah [Seifallah] Bey.
    • a) Princess (Lalla) Lillia. b. 19th May 1943. m. Si Lyès Haidar (b. 1929), only son of Lieutenant-General Si Shazli Haidar, sometime Shaikh al-Madina, by his wife, Princess Janaina, youngest daughter of H.H. Muhammad al-Nasir Pasha, Bey and Possessor of the Kingdom of Tunis, GCMG - see above.
  • 3) Prince (Sidi) Muhammad al-Afif [al-Hafif] Bey. b. at Sidi-Bou-Saïd, 21st August 1926, educ. privately. Rcvd: the Nishan ad-Dam and GC of the Nishan al-Iftikhar. m. Princess (Lalla) Farida [Frida](b. 12th April 1934), former wife of Prince Muhammad al-Muntassir Bey, eldest daughter of H.R.H. Prince Sulaiman Bey, sometime Head of the Royal House of Tunisia, by his first wife, Lalla Dalila, daughter of Lieutenant-General H.E. (Sahib al-Ma’ali Sidi Salim al-Jaziri, sometime Dir. of Protocol. He d. at Sidi-Bou-Saïd, 2nd May 1985.
  • 4) Prince (Sidi) Muhammad Bey. b. at La Marsa, 1st May 1934. He d. there, July 1934.
  • 1) Princess (Lalla) Husn al-Aujud [Jouda]. b. 1918. m. Prince (Sidi) 'Abdu'l-Hamid [Abdelhamid] Bey (b. 9th October 1912), youngest son of Lieutenant-General H.H. Prince 'Izz ud-din Bey, Bey al-Mahalla. She had issue, one son and three daughters - see above. Copyright©Christopher Buyers
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