Memorie.al publishes a rare photo dated January 31, 1948, when the official burial ceremony of King Zog’s sister Princess Rouhie, one of Zog’s three sisters, took place in the Egyptian capital, Cairo. did not marry. Thus, during the period of the Monarchy, the Majid Princesses, Myzejen and Ruhije, engaged in various Art, Culture and Sports activities, and respectively, Princess Myzejen was the Supreme Patroness of all Sports, Princess Ruhiye, for the Arts Fine, while Princess Majide, had custody of the National Tourism and Automotive Authority.
After leaving Albania in April 1939, due to the fascist military aggression against our country, King Zog with his family and the people of the Royal Court who accompanied him settled in several states, until 1947, they went and settled in Cairo, which was made possible by the invitation of King Farouk, one of the sinners and founders of the famous Egyptian dynasty of Albanian origin who ruled Egypt for decades.
King Zog was received with great reverence by King Farouk of Egypt, who was the only one who continued to recognize King Zog’s Albanian government in exile and to keep the Albanian legions in Cairo open and in operation, creating Zog and Court all the conditions of a normal life as they belonged to a Kingdom. King Farouk respected King Zog unlike all his counterparts, and given his distant origins, he regarded him as a brother to Zog, and when Princess Rouhie became ill in January 1948, according to King Leka’s first bird evidence King Farouk was very upset and went to visit her and did not leave until her blood donor was found. King Farouk also made everything available for the health of Princess Rouhie, who died in January 1948 in Cairo.
Not only that, but also in the photo that Memorie.al publishes for the first time, King Farouk also organized the official state ceremony with the protocol for the burial of Princess Ruhiye, which took place in Cairo on January 31, 1948, with all appropriate honors, attended by a large number of national and foreign state personalities.
King Zog stayed in Egypt with his royal court until 1952, when King Farouk fell to the throne due to the coming of Gamal Abdel Nasser, who along with Naguib Muhammad, led a “Revolutionary Movement” supported by The Soviet Union, which was crowned with a military coup that brought them into power and forced Zog to leave Egypt eventually./Memorie.al