|History and Biodata
H.R.H. Crown Prince Ahmad Shah, Head of the Royal House of Afghanistan. born at the Arg-i-Shahi, Kabul, 23rd September 1934, second and eldest surviving son of H.M. al-Mutawakkil 'ala Allah, Pairaw ud-din-i-Matin-i-Islam, Baba-i-millat-i-Afghan Muhammad Zahir Shah, King of the God granted Kingdom of Afghanistan and its dependencies, by his wife, H.M. Queen Humaira, educ. Istiqlal Sch, and Coll of Military Science, Kabul, Oxford Univ, and Inst. d'études politiques de Paris (IEP), France. Joined Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul. Became Heir Apparent on the death of his elder brother, 26th November 1942. He served as Regent several times during his father's absences abroad. Author and poet settled in Virginia. Hon Presdt Afghan Red Crescent Soc (ARCS). Author and poet settled in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. Succeeded on the death of his father as Head of the Royal House of Afghanistan, 27th July 2007. Rcvd: the Order of the Supreme Sun, GC of the Orders of Pahlavi of Iran, Renaissance of Jordan, etc. m. at the Arg-i-Shahi, Kabul, 1961, H.R.H. Princess Khatoal Begum [Khatoal K. Zaher] (b. 1943), daughter of Sardar Muhammad Umar Khan Zikeria, by his wife, H.R.H Princess Sultana Begum, fourth daughter of H.M. Shah-i-Shahid al-Ghazi Muhammad Nadir Shah, King of Afghanistan. He had issue, two son and one daughter:
• 1) H.R.H. Prince Muhammad Zahir Khan [Zaher Zaher]. b. at the Zezhantun Maternity Hospital, Kabul, 26th May 1962, educ. in the USA. Settled in Springfield, Virgina, USA. m. H.R.H. Princess Oshila Begum [Oshila Zaher] (b. 1958). He has issue, a daughter:
• a) H.R.H. Princess Roxanne Khanum [Roxanne Zaher]. b. 1988.
• 2) H.R.H. Prince Muhammad Emel Khan. b. at the Zezhantun Maternity Hospital, Kabul, 1963, educ. in the USA.
• 1) H.R.H. Princess Hawa Khanum [Hawa Zaher Nawaz]. b. at the Zezhantun Maternity Hospital, Kabul, 27th October 1963, educ. in the USA. Settled in Alexandria, Virgina, USA. m. Sultan Muhammad Nawaz (b. 1963).