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Published: Wednesday, 7/3/2013

Egypt's Princess Fawzia dies at 92

ASSOCIATED PRESS

CAIRO — Princess Fawzia, a member of Egypt’s last royal family and the first wife of Iran’s later-deposed monarch, has died, Iranian opposition groups said. She was 92.

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

She was the daughter of Egyptian King Fuad I, who ruled until 1936. Her brother and nephew later rose to the throne before the monarchy was toppled in 1953.

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

Fawzia remarried in 1949 to an Egyptian army officer.

Burial was planned for Wednesday in Cairo.



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