Following a ministerial crisis in February 1942, the British government, through its , Sir Miles Lampson, pressed Farouk to have a or Wafd-coalition government replace 's government. Lampson had Sir Walter Monckton flown in from London to draft an abdication degree for Farouk to sign as Monckton had drafted the abdication degree for Edward VIII and it was agreed that Prince Mohammad Ali would become the new king. Lampson wanted to depose Farouk, but General and both argued that if Farouk agreed to appoint Nahas Pasha prime minister that the public reaction to "throwing the boy out for giving us at 9 P.M the answer which we should have welcomed at 6 P.M." would be highly negative. Reluctantly, Lampson agreed that Farouk could stay if he agreed to make Nahas prime minister. Farouk asked his military how long the Egyptian Army could hold Cairo against the British and was told two hours. On the night of 4 February 1942, in Cairo and Lampson presented Farouk with an ultimatum. While a battalion of British infantry took up their positions around the palace with the roar of tanks could be heard in the distance, Lampson arrived at the Abdeen Palace in his Rolls-Royce together with General Stone. As the doors to Abdeen Palace were locked, one of the British officers used his revolver to shoot open the door and Lampson stormed in, demanding to see the king at once. Farouk initially started to sign the abdication degree that Lampson had placed on his desk, but Prince Hassanein, who was present as a sort of mediator, intervened and spoke to Farouk in Turkish, a language which he knew that Lampson did not speak. Unknown to Lampson, three of Farouk's Albanian bodyguards were hiding behind the curtains in his study with orders to shoot the British ambassador if he should touch Farouk. Prince Hassanein's intervention had its effect, and Farouk turned to Lampson to say he was giving in. Farouk capitulated, and Nahhas formed a government shortly thereafter. However, the humiliation meted out to Farouk, and the actions of the Wafd in co-operating with the British and taking power, lost support for both the British and the Wafd among both civilians and, more importantly, the . At the time, the incident caused the Egyptian people to rally around their king, on 11 February 1942 (his birthday by Western standards), he received was loudly cheered by the crowd on Abdeen Square. Farouk was seen at the time as a victim of British bullying, and the incident allowed him to blame on the problems of wartime Egypt on Nahas and Lampson. General Stone wrote Farouk a letter of apology for the incident. Air Marshal William Sholto Douglas wrote that Lampson had made a huge error in "treating King Farouk as if he were nothing but a naughty and rather silly boy...Farouk was naughty and he was still very young...but to my mind, and taking a hard-headed view, he was also the King of Egypt".. Торты Коллекция пользователя Marta. Подписаться. Winston Ho 3 months ago. Every moment counts😊 Nora Bandilla 3 months ago. Hello, Good afternoon. Fani Fanuta-Petruta Tache 3 months ago. The sound it is bad. Meery Glo 3 months ago. Hello. Jade Woo Geik Keow 3 months ago .