Princess Egypt

Princess Egypt

Princess Fawzia Fuad of Egypt and of Iran is an Egyptian princess who became Queen of Iran as the first wife of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. She is currently Fawzia Shirin, having remarried in 1949 and having her royal titles no longer recognized by the Egyptian government after the Egyptian Revolution of 1952. She is still commonly referred to as princess out of courtesy. She is the oldest member of the deposed Muhammad Ali Dynasty residing in Egypt.
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 2011
    Age 89
    As of 2011 she lives in Alexandria, Egypt.
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  • 2005
    Age 83
    Princess Fawzia’s death was mistakenly reported in January 2005.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1949
    Age 27
    On 28 March 1949, in Cairo, Princess Fawzia married Colonel Ismail Shirin Bey (1919–1994), who was the eldest son of Husain Shirin Bey and his wife, HH Princess Amina Bihruz Khanum Effendi.
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    She is currently Fawzia Shirin, having remarried in 1949 and having her royal titles no longer recognized by the Egyptian government after the Egyptian Revolution of 1952.
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  • 1945
    Age 23
    The marriage was not a success. After the birth of the couple’s daughter, Queen Fawzia (the title of empress was not yet used in Iran at that time) obtained an Egyptian divorce in 1945, whereupon she moved to Cairo. This divorce was first not recognized for several years by Iran, but eventually an official divorce was obtained in Iran, on 17 November 1948, with Queen Fawzia successfully reclaiming her previous distinction of Princess of Egypt as well.
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  • 1942
    Age 20
    Soon after her husband’s ascent to the throne, Queen Fawzia appeared on the cover of the 21 September 1942, issue of Life magazine, photographed by Cecil Beaton, who described her as an “Asian Venus” with “a perfect heart-shaped face and strangely pale but piercing blue eyes.”
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1939
    Age 17
    Princess Fawzia of Egypt married Mohammad Reza Pahlavi (1919–1980), the Crown Prince of Iran, at the Abdeen Palace in Cairo, on 16 March 1939; after their honeymoon, the wedding ceremonies were repeated in Tehran.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1921
    Born
    Born on November 5, 1921.
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