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
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Princess Shahnaz had married the prime minister of Iran, Ardeshir Zahedi. Go to the site www.zahedi.info 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.
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.
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.
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.