She was the granddaughter of the last Ottoman Sultan Mehmet VI Vahideddin, who ruled from 1918 to 1922. Her last years she had been living in Ortakoy in Istanbul. Neslishah Sultan was born in 1921 in Istanbul and left the city at the age of three. In 1922 Neslishah's father-King was forced to leave the country on the British ship under the pressure of the head of the Turkish liberation movement of Mustafa Kemal and his supporters who were dissatisfied with the policy of the monarch and the dominance of English in the country. Later Kemal became the first president of the Turkish Republic.
In 1940 she married Prince Muhammad Abdel Moneim, the son of the last king of Egypt - Abbas Hilmi II, and thus became an Egyptian princess. But after the overthrow of the monarchy in Egypt she with her husband left Egypt for France, where she lived until 1963. In 2009, after the death of Osman Osmanoglu, she took the title of the eldest living member of the Ottoman dynasty. The dynasty to which belonged Neslishah Sultan, ruled for nearly 650 years.
She was born a princess but lived a life of a commoner...
91-year old Ottoman royal Neslishah Sultan died on the 2nd of April, 2012.