Royalty: First Queen Consort to Mohamed Reza Shah Pahlavi

Royalty: First Queen Consort to Mohamed Reza Shah Pahlavi
by Darius Kadivar

Fawzia Bint Fuad of Egypt was the first wife and first Queen Consort of the Shah of Iran Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. She gave a daughter to the Shah who is Princess Shahnaz Pahlavi. She is currently Fawzia Shirin, having divroced the Shah and remarried in 1949 and having lost her royal titles after the Egyptian Revolution of 1952, although she is referred to as Princess out of courtesy. She is the most senior 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. More Here


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بنا بر قانون اساسی مشروطه ی سلطنتی، مادر ولیعهد باید ایرانی الاصل می بود.  وقتی فوزیه را به توصیه ی انگلیس و پادرمیانی ترکیه به ازدواج محمد رضا در آوردند مسئله ولیعهدی پیش آمد و نیازبه ماست مالی سیاسی. مجلس محترم شورای ملی به فرموده به این نتیجه ی مضحک رسید که چون در روزگار هخامنشی کشورمصر بخشی از امپراتوری ایران بوده است، ملکه فوزیه بنت فئواد ایرانی الاصل است.  این دومین متمم قانون اساسی مشروطه ی سلطنتی بود بعد از این که مجلس شورای ملی سلطنت قاجار را به پهلوی تبدیل کرد.

Natalia Alvarado-Alvarez

Monsieur Kadivar

by Natalia Alvarado-Alvarez on

Thank you! It clears up my confusion


Darius Kadivar

Answer to Natalia

by Darius Kadivar on

The Marriage was an "arranged" one decided by Reza Shah, the late Shah's father as an attempt to lead to an Alliance between Egypt and Iran but also to give the Iranian Royal Family a so called "blue blood" aristocratic line it lacked. But it was not love at first sight as in the case of Soraya and in addition Fawzia did not speak Persian ( or not well enough) and felt lonely at the Iranian Pahlavi court which probably at the time lacked the exhuberant lavish style of the Egyptian Royal Family.

So after Reza Shah's death the couple gradually led seperated lives and divorced.

But contrary to rumors the two kept friendly ties and Fawzia did visit Iran regularly after her divorce to see her daughter Shahnaz. Today the latter actually lives with her mother in Switzerland.


Natalia Alvarado-Alvarez

I must say that the Shah

by Natalia Alvarado-Alvarez on

Sure did know how to select beautiful wives. :o)

Now, why did his first marriage not work again? Was it because she did not give him a son?


Red Wine


by Red Wine on

Sexy woman ... !


Wow, ...

by MiNeum71 on

... as beautiful as Hedy Lamarr and Ava Gardner.


Darius Kadivar

Quite Right !

by Darius Kadivar on

Quite Right Farah Jaan,

I actually meant Queen Consort. Thank you for the reminder !

Farah Rusta

Correction mon Daruis :)

by Farah Rusta on

 Queen Taj-ol-molook Pahlavi was the first Pahlavi queen of Iran.




shah was out of touch

by Anonymou (not verified) on

Shah was really out of touch. It seems really wrong, as a king, to marry a foreigner. How could she really connect to people? I don't know about Soraya's background much, but wasn't she biracial? I don't think she was quite there either. Farah was a better choice.