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Blueice 01-01-2004 08:46 PM

Queen Fawzia of Iran née Princess of Egypt (1921-2013)
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I have found this photo showing a very beautiful Royal Lady...Does anyone know more about her? :) Thank you.

Empress Fawzia of Iran
Original caption: Portrait of Queen Fawzieh of Iran

Princess Fawzieh of Eqypt

Princess Fawzieh of Eqypt, eldest daughter of the King of Egypt, recently married the Shah of Iran. The Shah abdicated today and will be succeeded by his 21 year old son, the Crown Prince.

A part of a mystery solved...:)

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madonna23 01-01-2004 10:04 PM

here's a link

Layla 02-03-2004 10:48 AM

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Looks like the image does not always come up. Therefore I have downloaded the pics with lower resolution from the site. To get a better resolution, please visit

The pics are numbered 1 to 24 I believe.
Here is the first again.

Layla 02-03-2004 10:59 AM

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Princess Fawzia with daughter Shahnaz and the Shah....

Layla 02-03-2004 11:01 AM

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1. On the cover of Life Magazine 1942
2. On a visit to Cairo in 1945
3. Stamp

Asma2 02-03-2004 03:34 PM

Does anyone know, why she was not allowed to see her daughter until her 18s?

Layla 02-05-2004 05:27 PM

Asma2: I checked around to see why Shahnaz was not allowed to see her mother until she turned 18, and was told that it was most probably because of Princess Ashraf (the Shah's twin). I don't know if you are aware, but one of the reasons why Fawzia wanted a divorce was because she was miserable in Tehran. Some royal princesses did not like her (most probably Ashraf and her siblings) and unfortunately Fawzia could not handle them. Fawzia is known as "The Sad Queen" of IranThe other major reason was because she did not produce an heir or at least that's what was announced to the people. The same "royal princesses" (add to them Princess Shahnaz, Fawzia's daughter) also harrassed Soraya (the Shah's second wife). Anyway..... to cut a long story short, possibly Ashraf had something to do with Shahnaz not seeing her mother until she was able to make up her own mind when she turned 18.

Attached is a picture of one of the gifts given to the Shah (by the French government) on the occassion of his wedding to Fawzia. More information is available at Radio One Global :: Za Newsletter

FNJ 11-16-2004 06:26 PM

sister of former king of egypt and former wife of shah of iran. one daughter by shah. princess shahnaz. lives in switzerland with second husband. does anyone have current news on princess shahnaz?

thaliacarey 11-26-2004 07:44 PM

Princess Shahnaz had married the prime minister of Iran, Ardeshir Zahedi. Go to the site to see pictures of their marriage, etc. and other such information. They had one daughter together who is currently not married. They all live in Switzerland.

madonna23 11-27-2004 09:57 PM

She had such an otherworldly look to her! I'm glad she was in the spotlight in a previous era because had she been an empress or princess in this day and age she would have probably ruined her perfect face with plastic surgery!

i think someone else said that she makes all the other arab queens/princesses look so vulgar and that's the truth...she's so beautiful but it all seems so effortless.

pdas1201 02-13-2005 07:04 PM

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Her Royal Highness Princess Fawzia bint Fuad of Egypt was born on November 5, 1921. She is the Princess of Egypt and the former Empress of Iran. Princess Fawzia is the daughter of King Fuad I of Egypt and Queen Nazli Sabri of Egypt. She married Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran. Princess Fawzia is the sister of King Farouk I of Egypt who abdicated in 1952. Princess Fawzia was born at Ras al-Tine Palace in Alexandria, Egypt. Her nickname was Wuzzy. At one point, Fawzia is known have been one of the most beautiful women in the world.

Princess Fawzia married His Imperial Majesty Mohamed Reza Shah Pahlavi of Iran (1919 -1980) on March 16, 1939 in a magnificent ceremony in Cairo. She later divorced on November 17, 1948 the Shah of Iran. The Imperial couple had one daughter, Princess Shahnaz.

On March 28, 1949 in Cairo, Princess Fawzia married Colonel Ismail Husain Shirin Bey (1919-1994), the onetime Minister of War, and had two more children, Husain and Nadia.

Fawzia in 1941

pdas1201 02-13-2005 07:24 PM

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Wedding to Reza Shah Pehlavi (later Emperor of Iran) on March 30, 1939

1. Wedding Portrait; L-R: Queen Farida and King Farouk of Egypt, Princess Fawzia, Crown Prince Reza Shah Pehlavi, and Queen Mother Nazli

2. Wedding Banquet; L-R: Princess Fawzia, Crown Prince Reza Shah Pehlavi, and Queen Farida

pdas1201 02-13-2005 07:32 PM

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Princess Fawzia (fiancee of Reza Shah Pehlavi) in 1939

2. Princess Fawzia with Queen Farida of Egypt at the opening of a French sculpture exhibition in Cairo.

salma 02-14-2005 10:38 AM

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1. Princes Fawzia of Egypt in the wedding of King Farouk and Queen Narriman.

all pics from britishpathe:

salma 02-14-2005 10:41 AM

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With her husband, Mohammed Reza Sha Pahlavi, and her daughter, Princess Shahnaz. January 29, 1942.

salma 02-14-2005 12:52 PM

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more pics of Queen Fawzia:


salma 02-14-2005 12:54 PM

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with the Shah and Princess Shahnaz.

salma 02-15-2005 02:28 PM

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Pics to Princess Fawzia, and stamp conmemorate the wedding of Mohammed Reza Pahlevi with Princess Fawzia of Egypt:

salma 02-15-2005 02:32 PM

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Fawzia with her second husband, Ismali Chirine.

salma 02-16-2005 02:25 PM

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1.Sha and Empresss Fawzia arrive to Jorramshahr (Persia) with Queen mother of Egypt, Nazil and Fawzia´s sister, Princess Faiza; after their wedding ceremony in Egypt.
First row: Queen Nazil and Queen mother of Persia, Taj-ol-Muluk.
Second row: Fawzia, Princeses Sham and Ashraf of Persia, and Princess Faiza.
2. Sha and Empress in home.

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