Wedding of Shah of Persia to Soroya Esfandiari.
SLATE INFORMATION: Wedding of the Shah of Persia
Military bodyguard lined up
Wedding guests arrive at Marble Palace for wedding
British Ambassador to Iran, Sir Francis Shepard, arriving
Sultan Mahommed Shah, Aga Khan III arriving with the begum Aga Khan (Yvette Blanche Labrousse)
Bridegroom, Shah of Persia, arrives in uniform
Bride, Soraya Esfandiari (who becomes Princess Soraya) arrives
Shah and bride signing marriage register
Bride and bridegroom welcoming guests at their reception in Hall of Mirrors (Empress has difficulty in walking due to weight of dress)
Firework display in garden ends reception
Shah and Princess Soraya with guests
FIREWORKS. Fireworks display ends reception at wedding of Shah of Persia in Teheran to Soraya mingling with guests in garden
KEYWORDS: SHAHPUR MOHAMMED RIZA / SORAYA PRINCESS (Nee Esfandiari) /
Rites of Passage / Royalty / Mohammed Riza Pahlavi, Shah of Persia (1941-79)
Background: Wedding of Shah of Persia to Soroya Esfandiari.