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Old 02-25-2016, 12:31 PM
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Persepolis Celebrations - 1971

A new documentary about the Persepolis celebrations in 1971, which celebrated 2500 years of the Persian Empire:

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Old 02-25-2016, 01:07 PM
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Wasn't this on Dutch television last Monday? I watched it in disbelief but the docu also showed many stories were blown out of proportions, to blacken the Shah. Fact remained that organizing an arch-expensive party at the cost of an impoverished and oppressed population is not the wisest thing to do. See the Romanovs...
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Old 02-25-2016, 05:59 PM
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I think that the Dutch tv adapted the documentary. It was half an hour shorter at least.

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Royal guests were:

- Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia
- King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid of Denmark
- King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola of the Belgians
- King Hussein and Princess Muna of Jordan
- King Mahendra and Queen Retna of Nepal
- King Olav V of Norway
- Emir Isa bin Salman of Bahrein
- Emir Ahmad bin Ali Al Thani of Qatar
- Emir Sabah Al-Salim Al-Sabah of Kuwait
- King Constantine II and Queen Anne-Marie of the Hellenes
- Sultan Qaboos of Oman
- Prince Abdul Wali Khan and Princess Bilgis Begum of Afghanistan
- King Moshoeshoe II of Lesotho
- Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tunku Abdul Halim of Malaysia
- Sheikj Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahayan of the UAE
- Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte of Luxembourg
- Prince Franz Joseph II and Princess Gina of Liechtenstein
- Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace of Monaco
- Prince Bernhard of The Netherlands
- The Duke of Edinburgh and Princess Anne
- Prince Aga Khan IV and the Begum
- Crown Prince Carl Gustav of Sweden
- Prince Juan-Carlos and Princess Sofia of Spain
- The Prince and Princess of Napels
- Prince and Princess Mikasa of Japan
- Prince Bhanubandhu of Thailand
- Prince Moulay Abdallah and Princess Lamia of Morocco
- Prince Makhosini of Swaziland
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And apparently Prince Michael of Greece was there too (wonder why ...).
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Old 02-25-2016, 06:49 PM
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And apparently Prince Michael of Greece was there too (wonder why ...).

Well formally Greece was still a monarchy at the time so I'd say he was there as a representative of the Royal house of Greece.


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Old 02-26-2016, 06:35 AM
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Well formally Greece was still a monarchy at the time so I'd say he was there as a representative of the Royal house of Greece.


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Constantine and Anne-Marie were there too. I guess Michael was part of their entourage for the event.
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Old 02-26-2016, 07:08 AM
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The French Prime Minister Chaban Delmas lost his wife and had to marry quickly his mistress because both wanted to go to this for them fabulous event.
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The documentary does highlight one of the gravest mistakes the Pahlavis did in those days. One can see the symbolic significance of celebrating the empire and its long existence, but in hindsight, it wasn't a good look and didn't serve the purpose it was intended to.
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Constantine and Anne-Marie were there too. I guess Michael was part of their entourage for the event.
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Next to Prince Bernhard is it Mrs Imelda Marcos ?
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Next to Prince Bernhard is it Mrs Imelda Marcos ?
Yes she is.
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The Iranians also mocked the Shah greeting the Great Cyrus in his Tomb, founder of Persia. He, who called himself King-of-Kings, was just the son of a man who was a servant to the Dutch Consul in Teheran.... ! Could the Romanovs at least point to their ancestry: the Shah, on his glittering Peacock Throne and with his grotesque Persepolis celebrations, just the son of a man who served coffee to the Dutch Consul... The Iranians immediately saw right through the façade.

That he was weird, okay... The weirdest thing however was that all those crowned heads of state, who knew he was just a parvenu, were all first row with their best diamonds to co-celebrate.

Luckily some monarchs were so wise to remain home (Elizabeth II, Juliana, etc.).
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Princess Grace and Prince Rainier III greet the Shah of Iran and Empress Farah in Persepolis.

http://40.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2...is2eo1_500.jpg

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Queen Fabiola and Sofia of Spain.

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Princess Grace and Prince Rainier III greet the Shah of Iran and Empress Farah in Persepolis.

http://40.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m2...is2eo1_500.jpg

Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-dUEcp3BfyA...ddingGift2.jpg

Queen Fabiola and Sofia of Spain.

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They all contributed to the Shah's downfall. All of them.
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They all contributed to the Shah's downfall. All of them.

The Shah has no one to blame for his downfall but himself and his corrupt regime.
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