IRAN: An Heir at Last

Like any expectant father, Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi himself drove his young wife to the hospital. It was early morning, but the Teheran streets were already thick with traffic, and the royal couple were quickly noticed. When the car stopped at the Mother's Aid Society Hospital, a crowd gathered outside. Just before noon, Queen Farah Diba, a robust, 22-year-old commoner who still holds the Iranian schoolgirls' record for the high and standing broad jump, gave birth. "Your Majesty, it's a boy!" cried Dr. Jahanshah Saleh,...

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