In 1959, there was jubilation in the Hall of Mirrors at Golestan Palace, Iran, when the Shah of Iran, also known as Mohammad Reza Shah, married the 21-year-old Farah Diba. The young princess wore a stunning Yves Saint Laurent gown with the Noor-ol-Ain Diamond Tiara, and became the object of much curiosity at her wedding, receiving worldwide press attention and making headlines as the Young Queen of Iran.
Now, more than 60 years later, their granddaughter Iman Pahlavi is preparing her own spectacular wedding after her partner Bradley Sherman proposed. A modern-day Romeo, Sherman orchestrated a romantic scene for the occasion: a beach scattered with rose petals, the sun setting over the horizon and a bouquet of flowers ready for his new bride-to-be.
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Photographs of the proposal were shared on Instagram by Iman’s mother, Yasmine Pahlavi, who wrote: “Our sweet Iman got engaged this weekend. She and Bradley have been dating for three years. We’ve watched their relationship blossom and are so happy that they have made a commitment to share their lives together.”
The happy couple were later joined by Iman’s family, including her two sisters, mother Yasmine and father Reza Pahlavi, the eldest son of the late Shah of Iran and the last heir apparent to the throne of the Imperial State of Iran. Until the Iranian Revolution of 1979, Reza was Crown Prince of Iran. He attended university in America, where he now lives as leader of the self-styled National Council of Iran.