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Royal Palace announces death of Princess Lalla Latifa

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Princess Lalla Latifa, mother of King Mohammed VI of Morocco and widow of the late monarch Hassan II, passed away on Saturday, a palace spokesperson said in a statement.

Princess Lalla Latifa had no official responsibilities and was not known to participate in public events © Mena Today 

Princess Lalla Latifa, mother of King Mohammed VI of Morocco and widow of the late monarch Hassan II, passed away on Saturday, a palace spokesperson said in a statement.

"The spokesperson of the Royal Palace announces, with immense sadness and profound grief, the death of HRH (Her Royal Highness) Princess Lalla Latifa, on Saturday," according to the statement relayed by the Moroccan press agency (MAP). 

Princess Lalla Latifa had no official responsibilities and was not known to participate in public events.

Mohammed VI has been reigning over Morocco since July 1999, when he succeeded his father.

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