• Short Summary

    The latest news is that Queen Soraya of Persia, who is at present in Cologne, will leave Germany for South America when the Shah's official statement on his divorce decision has been issued.

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    The latest news is that Queen Soraya of Persia, who is at present in Cologne, will leave Germany for South America when the Shah's official statement on his divorce decision has been issued.

    A Persian curt spokesman said he thought the Shah would visit Japan and the United States in Way. He would travel alone.

    The bearer of the Shah's personal letter conveying his decision to the Queen left Teheran yesterday for Frankfurt, and was expected to return to Persia tomorrow. He stated that it would be months even before the Shah contemplated remarriage.

    The Shah, who is 38, and Queen Soraya, 25, were married seven years ago. She was his second wife, the first being Princess Fauzia, sister of ex-King Farouk of Egypt. There was a daughter by the first marriage.

    It was emphasized here today that the Shah had never insisted on an heir during his married life with Queen Soraya. The Queen herself threatened to leave him two months ago if one of his brothers was not designated heir.

    West German police today guarded the Persian Embassy in the Cologne suburb where Queen Soraya is staying with her father, Mr Esfandiary, the Persian Ambassador. The police guard was posted there last night for the first time.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9OEEMJ66EB8RIWOYH4ZGC2XB0
    Media URN:
    VLVA9OEEMJ66EB8RIWOYH4ZGC2XB0
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/03/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:39:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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