EGYPT: Simple Affair

In view of the troubled state of the world, King Farouk had promised to make the wedding a simple affair, and perhaps by oriental standards it was. A mere 2,500 people gathered in the square outside Farouk's suburban palace at Kubbeh one morning last week when Egypt's King finally made a Queen of the 17-year-old girl on whom his royal eyes fell over a year ago, when she was the fiancée of a civil servant (TIME, Jan. 9, 1950). The square was lined with mounted lancers and foot guards in immaculate white. Narriman Sadek was not present at the ceremony....

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