Thank you so much for that trip down fantasia lane. The pictures really look like 1001 nights.
Why btw had there been a coronation with Farah?
Does anybody know what the ending "naz" means ? Most of his daughters and granddaughters seem to have a name with such an ending...
naz means "pride"; Shahnaz: the king's pride; Farahnaz: Farah's pride.
In 1967 the Iranian constitution was amended. From now on in the case of the shah's early death it was Farah who would have acted as regent until the majority of the Crown Prince (who should have been 20 to take over). This constitutional amendment was then a paradigm shift for the Iranian society. With the official coronation a few months later Farah got even the position of Nayeb al-Saltaneh (Viceroy): This meant that she could act in the absence of the Shah in his place.
The shah wanted to demonstrate that men and women should be treated more equally, additionally he was a very suspicious man who hadn't trust in many people, Farah was one of the very few exceptions.