Queen Soraya, the first wife of an afghan king who discovered the veil

Soraya Tarzi, known mostly as Queen Soraya (1899 – 1968), was the first Queen consort of Afghanistan in the early 20th century and the wife of King Amanullah Khan. Born in Syria, she was educated by her father, who was the Afghan leader and intellectual Sardar Mahmud Beg Tarzi. She belonged to the Mohammadzai Pashtun tribe, a sub-tribe of the Barakzai dynasty.