Mubarak`s family flees to London
The panic-stricken family of ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has reportedly fled Egypt for the luxurious refuge of their 8.5 million pound townhouse in London, a media report said.
London: The panic-stricken family of
ousted Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has reportedly fled
Egypt for the luxurious refuge of their 8.5 million pound
townhouse in London, a media report said on Thursday.
The leader`s son Gamal, 47, is said to have
spearheaded the move, flying to Britain on a private jet with
his own family and 97 pieces of luggage, The Sun, a tabloid,
He owns a six-floor Georgian mansion, a stone`s throw
from Harrods in Knightsbridge, West London.
According to rumours sweeping Britain`s Egyptian
community, the 82-year-old President and his wife Suzanne, 69,
are also planning to head to the ritzy five-bed haven.
Egyptian baggage handlers at Heathrow are even said to
have already spotted the First Lady arriving at the airport.
Mubarak is said to have amassed a 25 billion pound
fortune for his family since grabbing power in 1981, the
Suzanne, Gamal and older son Alaa, 49, have become
symbols of excess and corruption in Egypt.
Half-Welsh Suzanne has even been nicknamed Marie
Antoinette after the opulence-loving Queen who lost her head
in the French Revolution.
The fashion-loving First Lady holds a British passport
because mum Lily May Palmer was a Brit - whose dad was a miner
who went on to manage a colliery in Pontypridd.
Lily was working as a nurse when she met and married
Egyptian medical student Saleh Thabet in North London in 1934.
They then moved back to his country where Suzanne was
born in 1941.