Queen Fauzia next to her car

At the time, it was believed that the marriage of Mohammed Reza and Fawzia will not only strengthen relations between Egypt and Iran but will play a pivotal role in consolidating the leadership of Egypt in the Islamic world, and recognizing them as the seat of the Islamic caliphate. “The purpose of this marriage is to revive the Islamic caliphate and choose King Farouk as the Muslim caliph,” the English press had written.