In 1928 Zog's mother, Sadije, was declared "Queen Mother of the Albanians" and King Zog's brother and six sisters were given royal titles.
King Zog's elder half-brother Prince Xhelal Zogu had children: Skender, Mirgin, Genc, Elvira, Melita and Vera. In Prince Xhelal went into exile, where he died in 1944 in Istanbul.
Princess Senije, King Zog's favourite sister and companion, was made head of the Albanian Red Cross. In 1936 she married His Imperial Highness Prince Abid of Turkey, son of Sultan Abdul Hamid II.
King Zog's eldest sister Princess Adile Doshishti had 3 sons: Hysein, Salih and Sherafadin Doshishti and 2 daughers Teri and Danush Doshishti. When they left for exile their father Emin Agolli Doshishti stayed behind in Albania. In the 1930s Teri and Danush Doshishti were sent to school in England, where they attended Heathfield School for Girls at Ascot in Berkshire.