The Shah’s First Child and daughter to his first Wife Princess Fawzia of Egypt. Despite being the Shah’s first born daughter Shahnaz Pahlavi could not be Crowned Queen according to the Iranian Constitution of the Time that required a male heir to the Throne of Iran. The Princess’ Tiara is seen above and is part of the Treasures of Iran’s National Bank and Museum. Contrary to Popular Belief the Crown Jewels of Iran were not personal belongings of the Royal Family and their conservation at the National Bank to this day ensures the monetary value of Iran’s currency. The members of the Royal Family including the Shah were required to sign registered documents in order to borrow these items for official or Private ceremonies or State Visits.
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