Aliya bint Ali

Lost Kingdoms – Kingdom of Iraq

The Hashemite Kingdom of Iraq was founded on 23 August 1921 following the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in the Mesopotamian campaign of the First World War. Its first King was Faisal I who was also King of the Arab Kingdoms of Syria or Greater Syria in 1920. He had been married to Huzaima bint Nasser since 1904. She was thus the first [read more]

Places To Visit

Top Historical Tips for London

When planning a trip to London, there is plenty of historical things to see. But which places are specifically related to royal women? 1. Buckingham Palace You simply can’t go to London without visiting Buckingham Palace. It is open to the public during the summer months. Buckingham Palace is perhaps one of the most recognizable [read more]

Ashraf Pahlavi

Princess Ashraf Pahlavi – Twin of the Shah

Ashraf ol-Molouk Pahlavi, referred to as Princess Ashraf Pahlavi, was the twin of the late Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. They were born on 26 October 1919 in Tehran, Persia. Ashraf was younger by five hours. They were born to then military commander Reza Pahlavi and Tadj ol-Molouk – two years before the Persian coup d’ état which [read more]