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Africa North
Egypt’s Princess Fawzia dies at 92
Princess Fawzia, a member of Egypt’s last royal family and the first wife of Iran’s later-deposed monarch, has died, Iranian opposition groups said. She was 92.

Fawzia died Tuesday in Egypt’s Mediterranean port city of Alexandria, the Paris-based opposition groups said, but no cause of death was immediately known. She was the daughter of Egyptian King Fuad I, who ruled until 1936. Her brother and nephew later rose to the throne before the monarchy was toppled in 1953.

In 1939, Fawzia married Iran’s then-crown prince, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who was overthrown in the 1979 Islamic Revolution. They divorced in 1945 after having one daughter.

Fawzia remarried in 1949 to an Egyptian army officer.

Burial was planned for Wednesday in Cairo.
Egypt could do a lot worse than to bring back the royal family. Set up a constitutional monarchy, limit the powers of the king to that of head of state, and set up a strong constitutional order with a prime minister. The royal would be the visible symbol of Egypt and the guaranteer of the constitution and of the republic. Make it halfway between that of Morocco's system and that of Thailand, with a touch of Britain thrown in.
Posted by:Steve White

#1  That assumes that the "royalty" were better and more honest leaders than the present "candidates".
Posted by: tipover   2013-07-04 21:43