The Shah’s Diplomatic Relations And Travels With European Countries

Many of the legitimising devices of the regime such as the constant use of referendums were modelled after de Gaulle's regime.[163] Intense Francophiles, Mohammad Reza and Farah preferred to speak French rather than Persian to their children.[164] Mohammad Reza built the Niavaran Palace which took up 9, 000 square feet and whose style was a blend of Persian and French architecture.