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Cairo, Egypt- The Royal Imperial Wedding group. Taken after Princess Fawzia, 18-year-old sister of King Farouk of Egypt, and Crown Prince Mohamed Rida Chahbour of Iran, had been married in the Abdin Palace. In accordance with Moslem custom, the Princess was not present at the ceremony when the marriage contract was signed, but met her groom in the Queen's apartments afterwards. Left to right: Queen Farida and King Farouk of Egypt; Princess Fawzia and Crown Prince Mohamed, and Queen Mot...
Empress Farah Pahlavi of Iran is the former Queen and exiled Empress of Iran. She is the widow of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Iran, and the only person to hold the office of Empress since pre-Islamic Iran. The Royal family left Iran in 1979 when the Ayatollah Khomeni came to power, and started the Iranian Revolution. She and the Shah were on the throne together from 1967 until 1979.