ILN 1928, 57 — Queen Soraya at a Shooting Expedition
Queen Soraya, daughter of Mahmud Tarzi (16.3.9), posing with three ibex, she has shot.
The sporting Queen Surayya, to whom King George has given a pair of guns: her Majesty on a shooting expedition in the mountains.
[...] In her various accomplishments, her Majesty includes those of a first-rate shot, and nothing has given her greater pleasure than King George’s presentation of a pair of guns, which was made almost immediately after her arrival at Buckingham Palace. The gift was a compliment at once out of the ordinary and intimate; for King George himself is one of the finest shots in the kingdom. Queen Surayya, it may be added, often accompanies her husband on shooting expeditions.
- Adamec (1975), p. 118-119; (1987), p. 18-19; (1991), p. 28-29; (1996), p. 52-53
- Rahimi/Dupree (1986): Women in Afghanistan: p. 51, the same picture