Obituaries

Princess Fawzia, 92, member of Egypt’s last royal family

Princess Fawzia with Iran’s crown prince, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, and their daughter, Princess Shahnaz, in 1942 near their palace in Tehran.
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Princess Fawzia with Iran’s crown prince, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, and their daughter, Princess Shahnaz, in 1942 near their palace in Tehran.

CAIRO — Princess Fawzia, a member of Egypt’s last royal family and the first wife of Iran’s later-deposed monarch, died Tuesday, an Iranian opposition group said.

She was 92.

Princess Fawzia died in Egypt’s Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, the Paris-based opposition group said, but no cause of death was immediately known.

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She was the daughter of King Fuad I of Egypt, who ruled until 1936.

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Her brother and nephew later rose to the throne before the monarchy was toppled in 1953.

In 1939, Princess Fawzia married Iran’s crown prince, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who was overthrown in the 1979 Islamic Revolution. They divorced in 1945 after having one daughter.

Princess Fawzia then married an Egyptian Army officer in 1949.