Category Archives: Other Royals

Princess Salwa Aga Khan Gives Birth To Second Son

  January 13, 2017 at 5:58 am by

Princess Salwa Aga Khan was safely delivered of a son, named Prince Sinan, on January 2, a statement released on the official Ismaili Muslim Community website has said. The Princess and her son, who was born in London, are both doing well. The birth of a second son for Princess Salwa and her husband, the eldest son of the Aga Khan, Prince Rahim, gives their family “immense joy”. Prince Rahim and … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Presents Epsom Derby Winner’s Trophy to The Aga Khan

  June 4, 2016 at 8:24 pm by

Dressed in a fresh cornflower blue and white outfit, Queen Elizabeth presented the winner’s trophy for The Derby to the Aga Khan during the Epsom Derby Festival. The Aga Khan’s horse Harzand was surprise winner for the race. Also in attendance for the day was the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of York, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, and Princess Alexandra. They watched the races from the Royal Box, … Continue reading

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Former Wife of the Aga Khan Auctioning Off €20m Worth of Jewels

  April 2, 2016 at 6:39 pm by

The ex-wife of the Aga Khan, formerly Princess Gabriele zu Leiningen, has put an estimated €20million worth of jewellery up for auction with Christie’s. Among the 46-piece collection that will be auctioned on May 18 in Geneva will be an enormous emerald and diamond necklace that features a 40carat Colombian emerald pendant from Cartier and is expected to fetch €3m, and its matching earrings €800,000. Begum Inaara Aga Khan wore this necklace to … Continue reading

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A Son For Prince Rahim and Princess Salwa Aga Khan

  April 16, 2015 at 6:15 pm by

The Aga Khan’s eldest son and his wife have welcomed their first child it has been announced. Princess Salwa, wife of Prince Rahim Aga Khan, gave birth to a son named Irfan on April 11 in Geneva, Switzerland. Both mother and son are doing well, according the statement released to the Ismaili Muslim Community. The Aga Khan expressed the “great happiness” of both his family and that of his daughter-in-law stemming from … Continue reading

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Wedding of Prince Rahim Aga Khan

  September 5, 2013 at 9:41 am by

Prince Rahim, the eldest son of Prince Karim Aga Khan and his first wife, Princess Salimah, married on August 31st American Kendra Spears. The wedding took place on the grounds of the Chateau of Bellerive in Geneva, Switzerland  in a private ceremony attended by members and friends. Before the wedding, Kendra converted to Islam and took the name of Salwa.

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Day in History: Jadwiga is Crowned King of Poland

  October 18, 2012 at 7:54 pm by

The coronation ceremony that took place in the Wawel Cathedral in Krakow on 16 October 1384 was truly a splendid event: Polish nobles spared no expenses and the grandeur of the coronation impressed everyone present. But the historical significance was even greater. For one thing, the young girl who was being crowned (only 11 years old at the time) was to go down in history as one of Poland’s greatest … Continue reading

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Funeral of Prince Edouard Lobkowicz

  April 8, 2010 at 1:45 pm by

The funeral of HSH Prince Edouard von Lobkowicz, who died last Friday in Paris, aged 83, took place this morning at 10am in St. Thomas d’Aquin Church in Paris; the Mass was conducted by Father Jean-Charles Nault, Abbot of St. Wandrille. The ceremony was attended by the immediate family of the late Prince: his wife Princess Françoise, and their two surviving children, Prince Charles-Henri and Princess Marie-Gabrielle, P.S.D.P. Among the … Continue reading

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A Dream in Sari and Jewels

  November 10, 2009 at 12:31 am by

Indian princess Gayatri Devi could have just relaxed in her life of luxury. Instead she won three elections, ran a stud farm and started schools for girls. She was also a campaigner for democracy and women’s rights. The princess died aged 90 on July 29 this year. Raised in an opulent palace with 500 servants, she spent holidays in London and Europe. There her family mixed with the British Royal … Continue reading

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95th Birthday of Duke Carl von Croÿ

  October 11, 2009 at 10:02 am by

Carl, 14th Duke of Croÿ celebrates his 95th birthday today. One of the oldest surviving Royals, Duke Carl is the Head of Princely House of Croÿ. He was born as Carl Emanuel Ludwig Petrus Eleonore Alexander Rudolf Engelbert Benno on October 11, 1914 to Karl Rudolf, 13th Duke of Croÿ and his wife Nancy Leishman, an American heiress and daughter of Pittsburgh industrialist John Leishman (former US Ambassador to Germany … Continue reading

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New African King Is A Female Secretary From Washington, D.C.

  September 19, 2009 at 7:03 pm by

Nearly 15 months ago, Washington, D.C.-based secretary Peggielene Bartels received a phone call that would change her life forever. Early one morning, at 4:00 AM to be exact, a phone call came that woke Bartels from her sleep. The call came from Otuam, a seaside town in the African nation of Ghana. The caller addressed Bartels as “Nana”, which is a term Ghanians use to refer to people of high … Continue reading

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Rwenzururu Prince to Be Crowned King in October

  September 2, 2009 at 7:10 pm by

The government of Uganda has officially recognized the Kingdom of Rwenzururu. The kingdom struggled for a while to gain recognition from the Ugandan government. President Musveni recently announced that the coronation of Prince Charles Mumbere will take place on October 19, according to an article from allafrica.com. The president’s announcement was greeted with celebration, turning the church service where the announcement was made into a jubilant atmosphere. Musveni’s statement was … Continue reading

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Head of Decapitated King Returned to Ghana

  August 12, 2009 at 3:18 pm by

After nearly two centuries in the Netherlands, the head of King Nana Badu Bonsu II has been returned to Ghana. In the 1830s, the Ahanta King allegedly ambushed and killed the Dutch colonial soldiers who occupied the region, during an exchange of hostilities, according to the Ghana News Agency. The attack on the Dutch soldiers was a grave offense to the Dutch, who colonized the area that is now known … Continue reading

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The Richest Royals

  June 23, 2009 at 10:15 pm by

Forbes has recently released their annual list of the world’s 15 richest royals. Emphasised in the article was the impact of the credit crunch, real estate values plumeting and stock market difficulties with Forbes stating all in all the global recession has led to the royals listed loosing a total of $22 billion, 17% of the total wealth listed last year. More specifically, they state that whilst two of the … Continue reading

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