Bijan who was Soraya’s Esfandiary-Bakhtiary younger brother

Following the marriage, Soraya headed the family charity in homeland. Soraya’s marriage was troubled as Mohammad Reza’s mother and sisters all saw her as a rival for his love just as they had with his first wife Princess Fawzia Fuad of Egypt, and continually snubbed and inflicted petty humiliations on her. Soraya hated Ernest Perron, the Shah’s best friend and private secretary.