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Old 04-26-2013, 12:42 PM
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Engagement & Wedding of Prince Rahim Aga Khan & Princess Salwa née Kendra Spears 2013

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His Highness the Aga Khan today announced the engagement of his eldest son, Prince Rahim Aga Khan, to Ms. Kendra Spears of Seattle, Washington, the United States.
His Highness the Aga Khan Announces Engagement of His Eldest Son Prince Rahim to Ms Kendra Spears | Ismailimail
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:25 PM
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This is the Press Release, free of copyright, in full.

The Aga Khan Announces the Engagement of His Eldest Son

Aiglemont, France, 26 April 2013 -- His Highness the Aga Khan today announced the engagement of his eldest son, Prince Rahim Aga Khan, to Ms. Kendra Spears of Seattle, Washington, the United States.




The Aga Khan, who is the Spiritual Leader or Imam of the global community of the Shia Ismaili Muslims, said he was delighted to announce the engagement.

Prince Rahim Aga Khan holds a BA from Brown University and an executive management degree from the Navarra Business School in Barcelona, Spain. He is involved in the poverty reduction efforts, notably micro-credit activities, of the Aga Khan Development Network – one of the largest private systems of agencies fostering social, cultural and economic development in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Ms. Spears holds a BA in sociology from the University of Washington in her native Seattle. She has a strong interest in arts and architecture. Ms. Spears has had a highly successful career as a model, working with many of the most prestigious fashion houses.

The couple will be married in a Muslim ceremony. The date of the marriage has not been set yet.

source: http://www.akdn.org/Content/1176
courtesy of and © The Aga Khan Development Network.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:50 PM
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From poser to Princess: model Kendra Spears gets her Prince - Telegraph

She is likely to convert to Islam ahead of the wedding and it is thought she will take on the title of Princess.
Kendra Spears Engaged To Prince Rahim Aga Khan (Vogue.com UK)
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Shrewd indeed but a shame for those of us whom follow the careers of models. (me)
Ms. Spears is all right. She is an American and looks generic to me. It is wonderful that she enjoyed a fruitful career in such capricious industry such fashion.
Personally I like Ai Tominaga for a gracefully regal walk and Freja Beha Erichsen for being a chameleon.


U.S. supermodel Kendra Spears to become a princess as she announces engagement to eldest son of the Aga Khan | Mail Online

The engagement of Prince Rahin Aga Khan and Ms. Kendra Spears| Spletnik.ru
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Ms.Kendra Spears is to marry Prince Rahim Aga-Khan | Tatler.ru
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A Nikah in the Noorani Family: Prince Rahim Aga Khan Weds Ms. Kendra Salwa Spears by Navyn Naran « SIMERG – Insights from Around the World
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Kendra looks stunning
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She is very beautiful.
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Old 08-31-2013, 02:39 PM
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So she is Princess Salwa now. Do they just randomly choose a name or is there more to it?
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They look beautiful and happy! Many blessings to them!
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Thanks for photos!
Congratulations to the couple! Princess Salwa looked gorgeously exquisite.
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Supermodel Kendra Spears becomes a princess as she marries Prince Rahim | Mail Online
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The wedding of Prince Rahim Aga Khan and Ms. Kendra Spears | Spletnik.ru

Kendra Spears Wedding To Prince Rahim Aga Khan Makes Model A Princess (PHOTOS)

Princess Salwa did an amazing job draping her sari. I loved the pattern and delicate embroidery on it.
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So she is Princess Salwa now. Do they just randomly choose a name or is there more to it?
Because she has converted to Islam, she took a more suited muslim name.


She was so beautiful and exquisite. I loved her attire
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How did they meet?
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I love how she is being referred to as his 'first wife' already, even though she is the only one at the moment. I guess she has already agreed to the polygamy.
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I love how she is being referred to as his 'first wife' already, even though she is the only one at the moment. I guess she has already agreed to the polygamy.
Has it been confirmed that he will in fact take on more than one wife?
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I love how she is being referred to as his 'first wife' already, even though she is the only one at the moment. I guess she has already agreed to the polygamy.
Aga Khans don't practise polygamy but they use to divorce with their wives-models/actresses.
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So she is Princess Salwa now. Do they just randomly choose a name or is there more to it?
Most people chose
a) a name that they find beautiful
b) a name with a certain meaning (most Arabic names have a special meaning)
b) a name with history - either someone from your family who inspired you or someone you have heard/read about in books

There is a very short entry in Wikipedia about the name "Salwa":
It is an Arabic name and means Quail, a type of bird. (There are also three towns,one in Kuwait & two in India with that name)
Here is also an entry about the Quail:Quail - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Good luck for the newly-weds! They look very beautiful together :-)
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