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1942 by Cecil Beaton. Portrait of Empress Fawzia , first wife of Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran.

1942 by Cecil Beaton. Portrait of Empress Fawzia , first wife of Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran.

The Empress Fawzia, the first wife of Muhammad Reza Shah of Iran, on a return visit to Cairo. Fawzia was one of five sisters of king Farouk, she divorced the Shah, and settled in Cairo with her second husband Ismail Shirin.

The Empress Fawzia, the first wife of Muhammad Reza Shah of Iran, on a return visit to Cairo. Fawzia was one of five sisters of king Farouk, she divorced the Shah, and settled in Cairo with her second husband Ismail Shirin.

As a daughter of King Fuad of Egypt and the youngest sister of King Farouk, Fawzia had the royal blood that the ruler Reza Shah sought for his son; a match with an old royal family would add lustre to Iran’s shallow-rooted monarchy. Having conceived the idea of a match with an Egyptian princess, Reza Shah sent an ambassador to Cairo to canvas the royal family’s opinion.

As a daughter of King Fuad of Egypt and the youngest sister of King Farouk, Fawzia had the royal blood that the ruler Reza Shah sought for his son; a match with an old royal family would add lustre to Iran’s shallow-rooted monarchy. Having conceived the idea of a match with an Egyptian princess, Reza Shah sent an ambassador to Cairo to canvas the royal family’s opinion.

شاهيناز بهلوي ابنة شاه ايران من الأميرة فوزية فؤاد و ذلك أثناء حفل تتويجها أميرة للعرش الطاووسي 1967

شاهيناز بهلوي ابنة شاه ايران من الأميرة فوزية فؤاد و ذلك أثناء حفل تتويجها أميرة للعرش الطاووسي 1967

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