Monday, April 28, 2008

Image du Jour

Fawzia of Egypt, by Beaton

You don't get a whole lot more spectacular than Her Royal and Imperial Highness, Princess Fawzia of Egypt, Queen of Iran - sister of King Farouk, first wife of the last Shah, and probably the 20th century royal most likely to be mistaken for Hedy Lamarr. She's also the oldest surviving member of the Egyptian royal family, living quietly in Cairo, having remarried and removed herself entirely from public life after the Egyptian revolution of 1952.

If you care to, you can find out more about her here, here, or here.

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