Engagement of the Shah of Iran and Farah Diba, 1959

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The Engagement of the Shah of Iran and Farah Diba at the White Palace in Tehran on this day in 1959, amongst members of the Imperial Family, including Queen Mother Tadj ol-Molouk and Princess Shahnaz, the Shah’s only daughter, who orchestrated the match. The couple got married the following month, the Shah’s third wedding, and remained happily married until his death in 1980, a year into their exile.

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