In her 20-year tenure as Empress of Iran, Her Majesty Farah Pahlavi was patron to 12 artistic institutions and presided over 26 educational, health, sports and cultural organizations, among them non-governmental entities. In an exclusive interview with Canvas , she reveals unchanged and enduring passions: art, culture, her compatriots and her beloved Iran.
The House of Pahlavi
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi married Farah Diba, the only child of Sohrab Diba, Captain in the Imperial Iranian Army and his wife, the former Farideh Ghotbi. The Royal Wedding took place in Tehran in 1959, and Queen Farah was crowned Shahbanou , or Empress, The title of Shahbanou was devised especially for Farah Pahlavi at the Coronation of 1967.
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