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Tue Jul 2, 2013, 08:30 PM

Princess Fawzia Fuad of Egypt (Shah of Iran's 1st Wife) Dead at 91

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2013/07/02/uk-fawzia-idUKBRE9610Q820130702

(Reuters) - Princess Fawzia Fuad, a daughter and sister of Egyptian kings and the first wife of the last Shah of Iran, died on Tuesday in Alexandria, a member of the former royal family and a senior local police officer said.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Fawzia_Fuad_of_Egypt



Princess Fawzia Fuad of Egypt and Iran (5 November 1921 2 July 2013) was an Egyptian princess who became Queen of Iran as the first wife of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

She is also known as Fawzia Chirine, having remarried in 1949. Although her royal titles were no longer recognized by the Egyptian government after the Egyptian Revolution of 1952 international protocol dictates that former monarchs and members of former ruling royal families still retain titles obtained whilst a member of a reigning monarchy. She was the oldest member of the deposed Muhammad Ali Dynasty residing in Egypt. Her nephew, Fuad, who was proclaimed King Fuad II of Egypt and Sudan after the Revolution, resides in Switzerland.
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Reply Princess Fawzia Fuad of Egypt (Shah of Iran's 1st Wife) Dead at 91 (Original post)
Cooley Hurd Jul 2013 OP
Cleita Jul 2013 #1
sarge43 Jul 2013 #2
Rhiannon12866 Jul 2013 #5
sarge43 Jul 2013 #7
Tanuki Jul 2013 #3
Cleita Jul 2013 #4
Rhiannon12866 Jul 2013 #6
Cooley Hurd Jul 2013 #8
Rhiannon12866 Jul 2013 #9

Response to Cooley Hurd (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 08:40 PM

1. Wow, she looks like Hedy Lamarr.

I thought Rez dumped her for a younger wife before he got sacked.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 08:50 PM

2. Henry VIII dump - no sons. nt

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Response to sarge43 (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 02:31 AM

5. But she did have more children during her second marriage.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 08:37 AM

7. Yes, but Rez had to have a son to secure the dynasty or so he believed

He divorced his second wife because of her apparent infertility.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 09:26 PM

3. She also reminds me of Vivien Leigh

She's certainly better looking than her brother, King Farouk:

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 10:13 PM

4. Yes, there is a resemblance to Vivien especially as Scarlett O'Hara.

Yeah, Farouk was a piece of work wasn't he? I actually ended up working with a group of Egyptian refugees who had to escape Egypt when Farouk was deposed back in the early sixties. I was working in a bank and I guess the bank gave all these people jobs even though they weren't qualified. They were pro-royalists and coptic Christians and they weren't crazy about the fat boy, but they were really fearful of what was coming in Egypt. One woman even told a story of her being smuggled out of Egypt rolled up in a rug like Cleopatra. I don't know if it was true but it was a funny story during coffee breaks. I ended up training this young girl who only spoke French, Arabic and some Spanish. Since I spoke Spanish they assigned her to me. It turns out she didn't speak much, so I ended up getting a French English dictionary and although I didn't know any French myself other than items on a menu, I started to teach her English this way. She learned and we became friends.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 02:58 AM

6. She really does, is quite striking, though the hairdo would have been a product of the times

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 06:20 PM

8. Vivian Leigh was something else!

Everyone talks about Liz Taylor, but Vivian was all that AND a bag of very pretty chips!

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Response to Cooley Hurd (Reply #8)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 11:45 PM

9. She is a real favorite of mine

I've read a lot about her and feel cheated after learning the roles she wanted to play, but didn't get the chance.

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