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Alahazrat Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, Portrait of a Nationalist
Gallery 3

Ahreeman X
April 22, 2020


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Closeup in Formal Royal Uniform


Farah Diba, the young new woman in Shah’s life
By no means what I am about to write is meant to be offensive to Shahbanu because she had done some good for Iran and Iranians, for that I respect her.  She did a lot of good in her charity organization. As a historian, I state the facts; therefore, I must remain a fair judge of history and characters. Farah Diba was a young, tall and slim athletic girl who studied in France. Back then, state was sponsoring and funding Iranian students abroad. State would actually send them abroad to study so they could serve their country as educated youth. Farah Diba had financial problems and was in need of assistance. She was a starving student. She met Ardeshir Zahedi to ask for assistance. Ardeshir Zahedi was a diplomat, always travelling in Europe (when Ambassador to UK) and travelling around the world (when Ambassador to USA). Farah met him in France and expressed need for assistance. Ardeshir Zahedi was famous along with Asadollah Alam (Courthouse Minister) for pimping beautiful women for the Shah. Both were extremely promiscuous. It was known that Ardeshir Zahedi would test drive the women before introducing them to the Shah. Most likely Ardeshir Zahedi test drove Farah Diba and then introduced her to the Shah. The Shah was looking for a new wife who could bear children for him to have an earl. Shah also looked for a woman who would be obedient, mind her own business, be controlled, bear children, and not mind his various affairs, flings and one-night stands. Shah, of course, wanted a good-looking woman as the Queen. Farah was all of that. All the official claims of Darbar which states that Princess Shahnaz (Shah’s daughter and Ardeshir Zahedi’s wife) introduced Farah to the Shah are false. Originally it was Ardeshir Zahedi who introduced Farah to the Shah. Actually Shahnaz Pahlavi (Fawzia’s daughter) had her own problems dealing with Ardeshir Zahedi’s promiscuousness! Farah Diba’s marriage to the Shah was a marriage of convenience. Farah married Shah for security, comfort and money. Farah desperately wanted security in her life and surely loved to become the Queen. Farah would play the role of the obedient woman bearing children and looking the other way, while Shah was banging everyone in sight! Unlike Fawzia and Soraya, who were powerful, independent and wealthy women which did not care to be Queens and dumped their crowns and queenships to not tolerate Shah’s promiscuousness; Farah was not aristocracy, nor wealthy. Farah was not powerful or strong. Farah needed the comfort of the palace and the security of life with the Shah. Farah would tolerate anything for as long as needed. That is the reason which Farah remained Shahbanu until the end and was faithful to the Shah. For all her life, Farah looked the other way! Of course, Farah loved Shah like a master, and shah also loved Farah as the mother of his children but Shah was never “in love” with Farah. Shah’s only true love during his life was Soraya.


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi look


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi salutes Emperor Hirohito of Japan 1958


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Tehran 1958


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and Farah Diba Wedding in Tehran 1959
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was 40 and Farah Diba was 21 years old


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and Farah Diba Wedding in Tehran 1959


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and Farah Diba Wedding at Tehran 1959


The Mohammad Reza Pahlavi Look


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi pose in Hall of Mirror at the palace


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and Shahbanu Farah Diba in Formal Dress


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and Shahbanu Farah Diba


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and Shahbanu Farah Diba on the cover of Paris Match


Shahbanu Farah Diba wearing a Tiara and the Royal Jewels


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi driving a Lincoln Continental Convertible in Rome, Italy 1961


Ardeshir Zahedi opening the door for Mohammad Reza Pahlavi after driving a Lincoln Continental Convertible in Rome, Italy 1961


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and the young Farah Diba in the study


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi in cape and the young Farah Diba in the formal dress


Shahbanu Farah Diba wearing a Tiara


Shahbanu Farah Diba in Tiara, Shawl and Dress


Shahbanu Farah Diba in Elegant Dress


Shahbanu Farah Diba in Tiara and Elegant Dress


Shahbanu Farah Diba in Tiara and Elegant Dress with Mohammad Reza Pahlavi in uniform


Shahbanu Farah Diba, young and elegant


Shahbanu Farah Diba with Alahazrat in formal outfits


Shahanshah and Shahbanu riding the royal carriage, Tehran 1962


Shahanshah Aryamehr test flies Lockheed Martin Jetstar to purchase at the Burbank, California, USA 1962


Alahazrat horseback riding in 1960s


Princess Ashraf Pahlavi, Shahanshah and Shahbanu at a reception


Walt Disney, Shahbanu and Shahanshah at the Disneyland


Walt Disney, Shahbanu and Shahanshah at the Disneyland rides


Walt Disney, Shahbanu and Shahanshah at the Disneyland, USA
Shahbanu is holding Pluto


Shahanshah with Shahbanu waving at the people from the automobile


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi speech from the balcony to a massive crowd
White Revolution of Shah and People, Tehran 1963


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi White Revolution Promo Poster
White Revolution of Shah and People, Tehran 1963


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi posing with the Damavand Mountain background promo photo op.
White Revolution of Shah and People, Tehran 1963


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi handing deeds to the lands and factory stocks to the farmers and labors
White Revolution of Shah and People, Tehran 1963


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi crowning Farah Diba, Coronation, Tehran 1967


Alahazrat Homayoun crowning Shahbanu while General Badrei the Imperial Immortal Guards Commander and Alahazrat’s bodyguard stands on the left, Coronation, Tehran 1967


Shahanshah with Shahbanu at Coronation, Tehran 1967


Shahanshah with Shahbanu crowned at Coronation, Tehran 1967


Shahbanu at Coronation, Tehran 1967


Shahanshah Aryamehr holding the Royal Scepter, wearing the Crown and sitting on the Persian Throne at the Coronation, Tehran 1967


Shahanshah Aryamehr holding the Royal Scepter, wearing the Crown and sitting on the Persian Throne at the fabulous Coronation, Tehran 1967


Shahanshah Aryamehr holding the Royal Scepter, wearing the Crown and the Royal Cape for the Coronation, Tehran 1967


Shahanshah Aryamehr holding the Royal Scepter, wearing the Crown and the Royal Cape on the Coronation march, Coronation, Tehran 1967


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi with Crown, Coronation, Tehran 1967


Shahanshah Aryamehr and Shahbanu Farah riding the Royal Carriage
Coronation, Tehran 1967


Shahanshah Aryamehr and Shahbanu Wool and Silk Persian Rug Memorabilia
Coronation, Tehran 1967


Alahazrat Homayoun Shahanshah Aryamehr and Oliahazrat Shahbanu Farah Painting Memorabilia
Coronation, Tehran 1967


William Franklin Draper American Painter’s Shah of Iran Portrait 1967


William Franklin Draper American Painter’s Shah of Iran Framed Portrait 1967


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi speech during the Lyndon Johnson Era, USA 1967


Shahanshah and Shahbanu of Iran


Princess Ashraf Pahlavi fixing Alahazrat’s tie before a reception at Tehran


Shahbanu Farah Diba


Shahbanu Farah Diba in a classic hat


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi observing in telescope


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi test flies an F-4 Phantom to purchase at the McDonnell Douglas Plant and Airport, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA


Shahanshah and Shahbanu horseback riding


Shahanshah getting off of the military plane after inspection to purchase


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi driving a 1968 Lamborghini Miura in Switzerland 1971


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi closeup driving a 1968 Lamborghini Miura in Switzerland 1971


Alahazrat Homayoun Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi getting in to drive a 1968 Lamborghini Miura in Switzerland 1971


Shah of Iran driving a luxury car with Princess Leila Pahlavi at the back 1970s


Shah and Shahbanu Farah formal


Shah in horseback riding boots with Shahbanu Farah


Shah and Shahbanu Bikers are Motorcycle Riding


Shah and Shahbanu Bikers


Shah of Iran and Shahbanu motorcycle riding


Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and Farah Pahlavi motorcycle riding out of town


Alahazrat Homayoun Shahanshah Aryamehr and Shahbanu Farah with General Badrei (at the back) are inspecting the Cabinet and the troops while walking to the Cyrus’ tomb to make a historic speech for a homage to Cyrus the Great during the 2500 Years Celebration of the Persian Empire at Persepolis, Pasargad and Shiraz 1971


Alahazrat Homayoun Shahanshah Aryamehr and Shahbanu Farah are inspecting the Cabinet and the troops (with the military band at the back) while walking to the Cyrus’ tomb to make a historic speech for a homage to Cyrus the Great during the 2500 Years Celebration of the Persian Empire at Persepolis, Pasargad and Shiraz 1971


Alahazrat Homayoun Shahanshah Aryamehr historic speech to Cyrus during the famous Homage to Cyrus the Great at the 2500 Years Celebration of the Persian Empire in the Persepolis, Pasargad and Shiraz 1971


Alahazrat Homayoun Shahanshah Aryamehr historic speech to the Cyrus during the famous Homage to Cyrus the Great at the 2500 Years Celebration of the Persian Empire in the Persepolis, Pasargad and Shiraz 1971


Alahazrat Homayoun Shahanshah Aryamehr walking back from the Cyrus’ tomb after paying respect to Cyrus during the famous Homage to Cyrus the Great at the 2500 Years Celebration of the Persian Empire in the Persepolis, Pasargad and Shiraz 1971


Alahazrat Homayoun Shahanshah Aryamehr and Shahbanu Farah are visiting Cyrus’ tomb during the 2500 Years Celebration of the Persian Empire at Persepolis, Pasargad and Shiraz 1971


Shahbanu Farah’s outdoor dress during the 2500 Years Celebration of the Persian Empire at Persepolis, Pasargad and Shiraz 1971


Shahbanu Farah’s indoor dress for banquets during the 2500 Years Celebration of the Persian Empire at Persepolis, Pasargad and Shiraz 1971


Alahazrat Homayoun Shahanshah Aryamehr and Shahbanu Farah at a banquet with the heads of the nations of the world and their spouses invited during the 2500 Years Celebration of the Persian Empire in the Persepolis, Pasargad and Shiraz 1971


Alahazrat Homayoun Shahanshah Aryamehr and Shahbanu Farah at a formal banquet

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