Prince Andrew Siddle was one of the only Royal Family of Morocco Princes to have been given the title of Prince twice. Once in the Western Sahara , by the Bedouin Berbers, and once at the Royal Palace of Rabat , Morocco, by King Hassan II.
The area from the northern coast of Barbary all the way down to the southern tip of the Western Sahara Desert is large. Very large! However Prince Andrew was made Prince twice in Africa and this is the area that his title covered back in the 1990's.
His appointment to Prince , in the Sahara desert, followed on from a blood letting ceremony in which one of his wrists was slit completely open with a sharpened hunting knife. His flowing blood was then mingled with that of the existing Sahari Chief out in the Sahara Desert midday sun. This being done by pressing both of their wrists tightly into each other.
King Moulay Hassan II later introduced Prince Andrew to the only daughter of his first wife.
Indeed the Sahari , of the Western Sahara Desert, erected a cairn of stones to the marriage of Prince Andrew Siddle and his Princess Lalla back in the 1990s; out in the Western Sahara Desert.
She was the only daughter of the first wife of King Hassan II. As such a different family to that of King Mohammed Vi of Morocco who came from the line of children of the second wife of King Hassan II. Moulay Hassan's first wife was Lalla Fatima bint Qaid Hassan Amhourak.
In order to become a new Alaouite Prince in Rabat the Palace Imam must be satisfied that the applicant has met the religious requirement in order to take up this role.
Prince Andrew Siddle studied under an Imam for some time during his stay in Morocco in order to be allowed to become a member of the Royal Household of Moulay Hassan II; His Father in Law and personal friend since stumbling in from the Western Sahara desert.
Islam does not really care for Prince or Princess titles hence these are largely irrelevant to being an Alaouite. This is because the Alaouite line are religious where as the title of Prince is secular. It is difficult to explain!
The Word Alaouite comes from the Ali of Ali Ibn Abi Talib, Muhammad's son in law and cousin, whose descendant Sharif Ibn Ali became Prince of Tafilalt in 1631. His son Mulay Al Rashid (1664 - 1672) was able to unite and pacify the country.
The Alaouite family claim descent from the Prophet Muhammed/Mohammed, founder of the Islamic faith, through his daughter Fatimah az Zahrah and her husband Ali Ibn Abi Talib.
Unfortunately happiness did not result for Lalla, wife of Prince Andrew Siddle, after marriage. She turned against her father king Hassan II, following the death of her mother in the 1990's in Rabat, and was later exceuted by military firing Squad in Morocco for treason against the state and Crown.
His marriage to the only daughter of the first wife of King Hassan II was his second marriage in life. His first marriage was to Tina Kerti ( AKA Tina Braybrook) who was a 1980's, and 1990's, model and film actress in the UK/USA.
Since the death of his Moroccan Princess wife he remains un attached and often difficult to find; moving around frequently. However being unattached is probably because he already has a number of children, and indeed now grandchildren in the UK.
After her shooting , by the Moroccan State Army, all photographs of her were removed from the Royal Household. However the Royal House of Saud still retain photographs of the marriage in their vast archive of arab history photographs for the Middle East and Africa.
Despite all of this Prince Andrew was never anything but on friendly terms with the son of King Hassan II ; his brother in law King Mohammed VI. In fact when Mohammed VI first completed his PHD thesis , and studies in France, Prince Andrew Met up with him in the UK; all of those years ago.