Prince Moulay Rachid is the youngest son of the late HM King Hassan II. He takes after his father a lot of qualities, such as elegance and charm, not to mention his passion for golf, a sport in which he has been awarded several times and has won many famous leagues.
He was born in Rabat on June 20, 1970. And like the other sons of HM King Hassan II, he studied at the Royal College with a number of particularly brilliant students from the Moroccan people, before enrolling at Mohammed V University in Rabat, where he chose to study law.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in public law and a diploma in comparative law. For his graduate studies, he chose international relations and obtained a doctorate in law from the University of Bordeaux. His thesis focused on the Organization of the Islamic Conference.
From an early age, HRH Prince Moulay Rachid has been interested in the cultural and sporting activities he has carried out, in particular by chairing the Royal Moroccan Hunting Federation, the Hassan II Golf Prize, in addition to the Foundation of the International Film Festival in Marrakech. Every year, he invites high-ranking guests and international stars to an official opening dinner, just as he visits the media office to encourage journalists and express his support for the work they do.
HRH Prince Moulay Rachid remained single for many years. The media have rumoured the announcement of his marriage on several occasions, sometimes with a journalist, sometimes with a princess from the Gulf, before his heart beat for Lalla Oum Kalthoum Boufarès, a native of Marrakech whose family is linked to the royal family. Her mother, Princess Khadija, daughter of Youssef, is the sister of the late Sultan Mohammed V and her father is Mr. Mamoune Boufarès, a former Wali in the Ministry of the Interior.
HRH Prince Moulay Rachid and Lalla Oum Kalthoum had a luxurious wedding, broadcast on Moroccan television to share the joy of the beloved prince. In 2016, the princely couple gave birth to a boy, and it was HM King Mohammed VI who chose Moulay Ahmed as his first name.
HRH Prince Moulay Rachid is the representative of his brother HM the King and the rest of the royal family on official occasions abroad. Thus, he maintains broad friendly relations with princes, sheikhs and kings from many Arab and foreign countries.