March 21, 2002
The marriage of Mohammed VI and Salma Bennani changed the history of royal marriage in Morocco. Traditionally, the wife of the king hasn't had a public role to play. Moroccan kings have typically been polygamists prone to secret marriages to wives who remain private figures. The current king's own mother is not photographed, and there is no "queen consort" title in Morocco.
|The king and his bride|
|Salma is heavily veiled per tradition|
|The royal table during the celebrations|
What do you think of Salma's traditional wedding attire?
Photos: Getty Images/The Royal Forums