Nazi Document For A Egyptian Princess

Princess Fawkia (Fawkie) Fouad (This document is for sale – see offers)

Born on Oct 6, 1897. She was of the children of Princess Shioh Kar, the first wife of King Fuad I, after their first son, Prince Ismail, died just one year old. She is also the half-sister of King Farouk and his sisters. 

Fawkie married Mahmoud Fakhrib Pasha and bore him one son, Ahmed. Their palace overlooked the Nile in the Dokki area and has now been converted into a building attached to the State Council. Princess Fawqia sold Dokki Palace to her sister, Princess Faeqa, to live in with her husband, Fouad Ahmed Sadek, after their return from America in 1950.

According to, she lived totally alienated at the famous Hotel Dolder in the hills of the city of Zurich, Switzerland, until she died in 1974 at age 76. President Anwar Sadat allowed her to be buried in Egypt. Due to her lifestyle, there are no suitable photographs of her available.

Thanks to for the research support, as so little is known about this Princess.


At first, I thought the document belonged to Fawzia Fuad…

Princess Fawiza of Egypt
Fawzia Fuad in 1936 at age 17.

Fawzia Fuad (1921–2013) was an Egyptian princess who became the first wife of the late Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in 1939 when she was only 17 years old. The marriage officially ended in 1945 when Egypt granted her a divorce, which Iran recognized three years later. As part of the divorce agreement, their only child, Princess Shahnaz (1940-), was brought up in Iran. Nazi Document Egyptian Princess

On March 16, 1939, with the world on the brink of war, the Middle East rejoiced at a wedding of empires.

It was a union heavy with political significance, with Britain playing the part of a matchmaker to strengthen the links between Iran and Egypt. Educated in Switzerland, Princess Fawzia first met Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who became the Shah of Iran two years later, on their wedding day and only after the marriage contract had been drawn.

“The blessed royal marriage,” as local newspapers called it, received saturation coverage in the media, down to the gifts brought over by the groom, three precious pearl necklaces, a diamond ring, a mirror, and a beautifully hand-printed Quran photographed for the public to see. Nazi Document Egyptian Princess

Princess Fawzia of Egypt & Shahpour Mohamed Reza Pahlavi of Iran, Kubbeh Palace, Cairo, Egypt, circa 1939.

It was a marriage that lasted barely ten years, producing a single daughter, Princess Shahnaz Pahlavi. The divorce was officially attributed to the health risk posed to the queen by the “Persian climate.” But during that time, the Egyptian princess, who looked like a movie star, became one of the most recognized faces in the world, captured on the cover of Life magazine in September 1942 as the “Queen of Iran” by the legendary photographer Cecil Beaton.

The queen, Beaton wrote: “Had sad and mournful eyes, pitch-black hair, a perfectly sculpted face and soft, graceful hands bereft of the wrinkles of labor.” Nazi Document Egyptian Princess

While the Egyptian media celebrated Princess Fawzia as a force to elevate the status of women in society, the Western media portrayed her as a spoiled, wealthy princess whose pictures adorned the cover of fashion magazines.

The Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram announced the birth of Princess Fawzia on November 5, 1921, at the Ras El Tin Palace on the Mediterranean Sea in Alexandria, Egypt. She was the eldest daughter of Sultan Fuad I and his second wife, Nazli Sabri. Princess Fawzia studied in Switzerland and was fluent in English and French, in addition to her native language, Arabic.

Born in Monaco, the young Fawzia is a postgraduate from the Institute of Political Studies of Strasbourg and works in media and communications in Paris. The few last members of the Egyptian royal family all resided in Europe following the exile of King Farouq to Italy, where he died. The royal family is of Albanian, Circassian, and French descent. Nazi Document Egyptian Princess

Contrary to what the Western media reported about her, Fawzia was not a spoiled and foolish princess but a thoughtful person who worked tirelessly for women’s rights. She campaigned for women’s rights while married to the late Shah, after her divorce, and in the aftermath of the 1952 Egyptian Revolution, which saw her entire assets seized by the state. The Egyptians held her in high esteem throughout her life and always addressed her as the princess.

“She was beautiful but languidly shy,” wrote a former General of Pahlavi in his memoirs. “She was, in no way, willing to attend official banquets. Whenever she talked to people, her beautiful face turned red.” Nazi Document Egyptian Princess

In 1949, Fawzia re-married Colonel Ismail Chirine, an Egyptian diplomat with whom she had a son and a daughter. At the time of her death on July 2, 2013, Princess Fawzia was 91 years old.

Fathia, her youngest sister, was killed in 1976 by her ex-husband, who shot her with a revolver six times. Faika, the second-youngest, married an Egyptian commoner in the United States, where she had a civil marriage that her brother, the exiled King Farouq, initially refused to endorse. Princess Faiza was active with the Red Crescent in Egypt during her brother’s reign. All had already passed away.

Princess Fawkia (Fawkie) Fouad – Grenzempfehlung

A so-called “Grenzempfehlung” was issued by the German ambassador Count von Welczeck in Paris on July 28, 1939, for the royal highness, the Princess of Egypt. Based on her diplomatic passport with the number 52 issued by the royal Egypt embassy in Paris. For travel from an to Paris. Original signature of Ambassador von Welczeck – a significant figure in Hitler’s Foreign office.

(The French historian Lucas Delattre described Welczeck as a “diplomat of the old school,” well known in Paris for his courtly, suave manners (albeit with an irascible streak) and his fluent French.)

Such a document ensures speedy and unhindered processing at German borders and is valid only in connection with a passport. Given the fact that so little is known about Princess Fawkia, this document is even of greater importance.

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