Happy Birthday Your Royal Highness!
Today it is a happy birthday wish to His Royal Highness Prince Moulay Rachid, who is 36 years old!
His Royal Highness was born on June 20, 1970 in Rabat, Morocco as the youngest son of late King Hassan II. He is second in line to the Alaouite throne.
His Royal Highness completed bilingual primary and secondary education in the Royal College in Rabat with obtaining the Baccalauréat in June 1989.
His Royal Highness continued brilliant Higher Studies in Law at Mohammed V University in Rabat earning several certificates and diplomas. In June 1991, Prince received DEUG (Diplôme des Etudes Universitaires Générales). In May 1993, Prince Moulay Rachid successfully obtained his Law degree (Licence en les droits) Masters in Public Law, simultaneously with the Diploma in Law. The thesis was concentrated on the Bosnia question, which he presented on June 29, 1995.
In order to complete his training, in November 1993 Prince underwent a United Nations training course in New York, within the framework of the preparation for a Doctorate in Law. In June 1996 Prince Moulay Rachid made outstanding written and oral tests that earned him the 2nd certificate of Higher Studies with mastering in International Relations. On May 18, 2001, His Royal Highness presented his doctorate thesis on the Organization of Islamic Conference at the University Montesquieu-Bordeaux IV in France, which merited a specific mention for the quality of his work.
In July 1994, Prince Moulay Rachid was promoted with the rank of Colonel of the Royal Moroccan Navy and in July 2000 with the rank of brigadier general.
Prince Moulay Rachid has been interested in cultural, social and sporting activities. For this reason, since April 1997, he has been president of the National Federation of Moroccan Scouting. Prince is also a president of the Moroccan Royal Federation of Hunting. In 2000 under the brave leadership of Prince Moulay Rachid was founded Hassan 2 golf Trophy Association, which is hosting one of the most highly regarded Hassan 2 Gofl Trophy. In 2001 Prince Moulay Rachid initiated Marrakech International Film Festival Foundation (MIFFF) that has opened doors for a breath of fresh air in Morocco – Marrakech International Film Festival.
Prince Moualy Rachid is also honorary president of Royal Moroccan Yachting Federation, Royal Moroccan Skiing and Mountaineering Federation, Moroccan Environmental Protection Association, Moroccan - Far East Association, Spanish Social Service Association, Maghreb Association for Research and the Fight Against AIDS and Moroccan Association of Law Students in France.
Since his early youth, Prince Moulay Rachid built the diplomatic relations and promoted the peace all over the world. At age of 6, Prince accompanied his father King Hassan II on official visit to France and in 1981, Prince presided ceremony "Commandant Khattabi" in San Pernando (Cadiz) in Spain. Prince Moulay Rachid is widely admired for his role in maintaining official diplomatic ties that has earned him the reputation for his terrific ambassadorial delegation that contributed the great deal to the development and progress of Morocco.
Prince Moulay Rachid is an acknowledged pioneer of cross-cultural exchange and his leadership for dialog among civilizations. Prince also oversees the work of numerous sport organizations for many years.