The fate of the amazing beauty she had one of Fuad, the last Princess of EgyptPictolic
It was called the girl gift, blue-eyed Venus, the Eastern pearl. Fawzia Fuad went down in history as the last Princess of Egypt, who voluntarily renounced the Royal title. In its veins the blood of the aristocratic French, graceful Circassians, Albanians freedom loving.
It seemed that the Princess had inherited from ancestors best quality to live in luxury and prosperity. She lived a long and not always a happy life. She had to make the tough decision to show courage and persistence to find simple happiness.
The first child of the Sultan of Egypt and Sudan, Fuad I was born the fifth of November, 1921, in the Palace RAS El-tin (Alexandria). It was a girl called Fawzia bint Fuad. Translated, the name means "victorious". Daughter of king Fuad and Queen Nazli of supposed to apply only "sultanic Highness". She was prepared for a future worthy of a Princess of Egypt.
By age 17 Fawzia blossomed. Others noted the unusual beauty of the Princess. Blue-black hair emphasized the whiteness of the skin. Piercing blue eyes stood out on his thin face. She had been born with a grace, a slim waist, chiseled figure.
Fawzia in childhood
The court writer described the Princess Fawzia these words:
The Princess received an excellent education in the school of Switzerland, fluently talking in French, English. She was close to the tradition of European culture.
Fawzia grew up in a blessed time "Eastern thaw", when the leading Muslim country chose a Pro-European path of development. Women had almost equal rights with the men could not wear the hijab, to get an education, get a job.
After completing studies, she returned home. She became a prisoner not only of the Royal title and the numerous regulations that inevitably accompany the daily life of the rulers and Islam. During rare trips accompanied by a crowd of servants and maids of honour. Being royalty, she could not enjoy the pleasures of life that were available to her peers.
The ruling courts of Egypt and Iran easily came to an agreement about the marriage of children. The Fuad she had only once had a chance to see my future husband before the wedding. Rumors of Mohammad Reza was determined with the choice of future wife, as soon as I saw the photo of the Egyptian Princess. Lush wedding celebration was held in March 1939. The world admired the beauty of 18-year-old girl and 20-year-old fiance. A fawzia compared with the famous movie stars of the time — Vivien Leigh and Heidi Lamarr.
The medallion in honour of the wedding of the crown Prince of Iran Mohammed Reza Shah Pahlavi and Princess of she had bint Fuad of Egypt
A year later, the young family had their first child — a daughter. A newborn Princess named Shahnaz. Husband wanted an heir. But the stumbling block was not the birth of a girl. The couple were young and healthy and could not give birth to a single child, including the crown Prince. The Fuad she had heard rumors about the "antics" of the spouse and fragile a rift.
Besides the Egyptian Princess who got together with the marriage title shahdokht (Princess) of Iran, and felt the rejection of the ruling of the court. My husband's father Reza Pahlavi was ignoble origin. He came to power in a military coup. Though the ruling king and sought to secular life, despotic nature made itself felt.
Shahanshah of Iran with his first wife, Queen Fawzia bint Fuad and eldest daughter Princess Shahnaz
In her husband's family Fawzia Fuad came under relentless control wayward father-in-law. She was not allowed to take out of Egypt favorite things. King Reza Pahlavi ordered to send welcome back to the matron of honor. Princess every step of the way made it clear that she has started a new life. Contacts with family also fell under the ban. She is not wanting the Princess of Egypt and Iran were in a Golden cage.
In a short time Mohammad Reza Pahlavi took power, receiving the title of king of Iran. Having received the status of the wife of ruler of a powerful Asian States, Fawzia did not feel happier. Her husband's family, as he continued to push. Climate change turned out to malaria, and the infidelity of her husband — depression.
Queen Fawzia of Iran and her sister Princess Ashraf Pahlavi
The Queen took the advice of an American psychiatrist who practiced in Baghdad. Being a fan of European culture, Fawzia found Tehran boring, backward city and longed for the cosmopolitan Cairo. Fluent in two European languages, it was unable to learn Farsi and had to communicate with her husband in French.
Photos Cecil Beaton. The summer of 1942
The Queen took part in public and political life of Iran. In the rank of Colonel, she commanded the 2nd cavalry regiment the Princess she had, he chaired the Association APPWC, which was devoted to the protection of pregnant women and children.
In the quest to find happiness, she took a bold decision — to return to Cairo. Runaway clearly understood the ambiguity of their actions. Could she be an outcast, deprived of all titles and posts. The immutable laws of the Muslim world have high demands to the woman. Fawzia took a big risk going to Egypt in 1945. Egyptian Princess made history as the first Muslim woman, which demanded an end to the marriage.
Official photo of Queen of Iran she had. 1945 (made shortly before his departure to Cairo)
The price of freedom was high. She had to keep her daughter on the upbringing of her husband. Mohammad Reza three years did not recognize divorce. The ruling of the courts agreed that the official cause of the inability of the spouse to have a son due to unfavourable to health of climate change. A fawzia stripped of the titles, privileges, devolved in Iran. Again she was a Princess of Egypt.
Four years after the divorce Fawzia Fuad remarried. This time her lover was Colonel Ismail Shirin. The marriage was successful. Egyptian Princess fully experienced the joy of motherhood, giving birth to a son and a daughter. The family lived in the manor she had one in Cairo and the Villa in Alexandria.
Princess Fawzia with second husband Ismail Sirinam
In 1954 in Egypt, there was a revolution, in which power was in the hands of a cruel, prone to the tyranny of Colonel Gamal Abdel Nasser. The deposed ruler Farouk, who was the younger brother of she had had to flee the country. A Princess with her husband, though feared for their lives, remained at home. Fortunately all went well, the Colonel did not hurt them.
Portrait of Princess she had an Egyptian Lambro of Vasiliadis
The next ruler of Egypt Anwar Sadat adhered loyal political views. He invited the last Egyptian Princess for a meeting. During small talk Fauzia said that she had twice to lose the crown. Speaking of the past, an elegant and beautiful woman smiled.
The last Princess of Egypt lived in ' 91. She survived the youngest daughter and wife. Despite the loss of Royal titles and privileges, she remained a Princess of his people.
One of the last photo: Fawzia with his son-in-law Ardeshir Zahedi. Switzerland. 2005
She was buried July 3, 2013 in Cairo, along with the second husband. The name of a Princess named for the Egyptian town of Fathebad, the streets in Cairo and Maadi.