Royalty of the Indian sub-continent

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Palanpur nawab had strengthened Hindu-Muslim bond during Navratri

In 1942 the Nawab of Palanpur HH Talley Mohammad Khan promoted Hindu-Muslim unity in Gujarat performing Prana Pratishta at Ambaji Temple. (Prana Pratishta is a symbolic ritual during installation ceremony of an idol).

The nawab and his family, including his Hindu begum Sukhbai Rajput, princess of Jalore, participated in the festivities. - The Times of India
Among the various exhibits shown in the Festival Of India exhibitions in USA in 1985, one item that caught the attention of all the viewers was the famous minakar saris of Hyderabad.
The Mughal minakar saris of Hyderabad, belonged to the royal family of the Nizam and his noblemen, the Paigahs, who were not as as rich as the Nizam, but were richer than many other Indian Maharajas.
One must credit the re-discovery of this craft to Jacqueline Kennedy (the wife of late President Kennedy — and one of the Patrons of the Festival of India exhibition of 1985), who saw these saris, when she visited some of her Indian friends from royal families. - Deccan Herald
Wedding of the Crown Prince of Jodhpur

Wedding of Crown Prince Shivraj Singh of Jodhpur to Princess Gayatri Kumari from the royal family of Askot

Duchess of York, Bollywood stars and Indian royals at wedding in desert kingdom - Telegraph

The Duchess of York was among the guests at one of India's most prominent society occasions, as the country's royal families gathered for a lavish wedding.The Maharajah of Jodhpur's only son, Prince Shivraj Singh, 36, long considered India's most eligible bachelor, married Gayatri Kumari, princess of the Himalayan kingdom of Askot. The ceremony in the desert state of Rajasthan was attended by Indian royalty, Bollywood stars and some of the biggest names from the British entertainment world, as well as the king of Bhutan and the former monarch of Nepal.

The wedding ceremony took place on Thursday in the Rambagh Palace, Jaipur, the choice of the bride's family. Prince Shivraj arrived in an open carriage preceded by a colourfully decorated elephant, a troop of horse guards, folk dancers, and a brass band.

The wedding was a reminder of the enduring status of India's royal families, who lost their official status in 1947. Today many are almost as powerful and wealthy as in their heyday, having reinvented themselves as businessmen and politicians, and continue to inspire devotion from many of their former subjects.


V Crown Prince Shivraj Singh in his wedding coach


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Nizam's Taj Falaknuma Palace ready to welcome guests

The Taj Falaknuma, palace of the Seventh Nizam, Mehboob Ali Khan, which has now been restored into a luxury hotel, will become operational for guests on November 13.
Mukarram Jah Bahadur, the great grandson of the Seventh Nizam of Hyderabad Mehboob Ali Khan, and chairman of Tata Group Ratan Tata would be among the guests at the inauguration of the Falaknuma, which means mirror image of the sky. -
It is said to be 'the wedding of the year' in India.But according to this source it was planned on November 18th 2010.
Why do you say: "was"? They didn't postpone the wedding.
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Why do you say: "was"? They didn't postpone the wedding.
Yes, Biri,
I know this. Frank22 had posted info on November 3rd about the wedding (the post is deleted, and I have quoted it).
My reply was due to the date Frank22 provided.
No changes of the time of wedding, as far as I know.
Thanks again, Biri!:flowers:
Jodhpur Royal Wedding

Royal wedding in the news

and CNN video

Highly anticipated Jaipur wedding tonight - TellyCafe
Jaipur witnesses colourful royal wedding - Gulf News
Photo gallery - AllVoices
Shivraj Singh-Gayatri Kumari's wedding do - Times of India
Pomp and grandeur - DNA

Gulf News:
Jaipur: Almost two decades after the royal wedding of princess Chitrangana of Gwalior to prince of Kashmir Vikramaditya Singh, the spectacle was back in full glory on Thursday at the Rambagh Palace here. Shivraj Singh, crown prince of Jodhpur, married Gayatri Kumari of Askote in Uttarakhand amid much fanfare.

Shivraj Singh, 31, was clad in a glittering robe, achkan, tailored from custom-made fabric. The robe was of a typical traditional Jodhpuri design that was especially revived for the occasion. Customary gold buttons that have been in the family for generations were used on the robe. Across his waist was the traditional cummerbund buckled with the royal crest.

Among the dignitaries were Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, Digvijay Singh, former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, former union minister Jaswant Singh, and members of former royal families of Kapurthala, Patiala, Alwar a well as King Wangchuk of Bhutan.
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Rajkot prince brings ‘Star of India’ home

The scion of the erstwhile royal family of Rajkot has given a unique gift to his father Manoharsinh Jadeja on his 75th birthday.A royal family-owned 1934 make Rolls Royce which was sold some 42 years back, has been bought back from Germany and brought to Rajkot. Albeit for a royal sum of Rs3.2 crores! - DNA India
More at The Times of India
Rajpipla scion meets Bruni to discuss HIV/AIDS in India

Scion of erstwhile Rajpipla royal family Manvendrasinh Gohil, who had admitted to being a homosexual, met French First Lady Carla Bruni on December 7th 2010 to discuss ways to tackle HIV-AIDS in India.
Gohil met Bruni and her team at the Taj Hotel in Mumbai and explored ways for eradication of HIV/AIDS through collaboration between his Lakshya Trust and Geneva-based Global Fund of AIDS, of which Bruni is ambassador. - Indian Express
Prince Bhagiratsinh Vagehla from the royal family of Utela took part in the hunt on a maneater leopard that had killed an 80-year-old woman in Areth village in central Gujarat. The predator was shot. - Indian Express
Succession certificate of Gayatri Devi's grandchildren challenged - Times of India
Jaipur high court seeks lower court's records in royal family property case - DNA India
Another royal wedding in Jodhpur

Prince Abhijeet, son of NK Singh, MP Rajya Sabha and Rajkumari Premkumari, grand daughter of Maharaja Umaid Singh has married Princess Viveka from Idar dynasty on December 11th 2010 in Jodhpur.
“Maharaja Gaj Singh is the cousin brother of my wife and Gaj Singh’s mother was from the royal family of Gujrat, where Viveka comes from. The royal family of Jodhpur has been involved since the time the search for an ideal bride for Abhijeet began and both the families wanted the wedding to take place in Umaid Bhawan Palace, complete with all Rajasthani and royal traditions,” said N K Singh. - The Pioneer

Celebs at Abhijeet - Viveka wedding - Times of India
Royal sword stolen in Jaisalmer

An exclusive sword belonging to the former royal family of Jaisalmer has been stolen from the museum at the famous Sonar fort in Jaisalmer, police said today.
"The 19th century sword was on display at the fifth floor of the museum. A staff member found the showcase broken and the sword missing yesterday and informed the authorities," station house officer (SHO) Kotwali Veerendra Singh said.
"CCTV cameras were installed in the museum but were not working," he said, adding, investigation into the matter was on. - DNA India
Royal Family of Swat (Pakistan)

Princess revives Swati culture one stitch at a time - NPR

A valley in the northwest corner of Pakistan renowned for its serenity has seen only turmoil in recent times.
Taliban militants gradually took over Swat Valley three years ago, beheading local leaders and burning girls' schools. An army offensive to oust them last year displaced 2.5 million people. Epic floods in Swat Valley this summer brought death and vast destruction.

But in the shadow of the tumult, a princess has toiled to return a touch of beauty to the troubled valley.
Princess Mussarat Ahmed Zeb, 49, a princess of Swat's former royal family, is on a mission to revive the heritage of Swat Valley, "one stitch at a time."

Ahmed Zeb is a princess by marriage. Her husband, prince Miangul Ahmed Zeb of Swati royal family (Pakistan), was 16 years her senior when she married him at age 14 in 1976. She says he was "a good husband" and "a gentleman." He died in 1986 under mysterious circumstances, leaving her a pregnant widow and mother of three at age 25.
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Princely Family of Gondal

Vintage Royal Coach Display in India - NTDtv

The Gondal royal palace near India’s Rajkot City is home to a score of vintage royal buggies.
And to mark National Museum Day in India, the restored collection was opened for public viewing earlier this month.
The century-old horse-drawn buggies and Victorian coaches were restored by the present royal family.
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HRH the Princess Maharajkumari Binodini (1922-2011) dies at age 89

Eminent writer and Manipuri princess dies - Hindustan Times
HRH the Princess MK Binodini was the youngest daughter of the late Maharaj Sir Churachand Singh who was the then king of Manipur and Maharani Dhanamanjuri Ngangbi.
She was born in the year 1922 on February 6th at "Sana Konung" (Manipur Palace). Among the five Maharajkumaris (Princesses) sisters she was the only one who survived until XXI century.
Grand old lady of Manipur MK Binodini no more - Kangala Online
MK Binodini Literature and social work - Article + photo
"Last Princess" of Manipur

A fitting goodbye for MK Binodini (Last Royal) - Kangla Online

Grand Old Lady of Manipur, MK Binodini no more | Kanglaonline

IMPHAL, January 17: Eminent writer and descendent of the royal family, Maharaj Kumari Binodini, reverently known as Imasi to generations of Manipuris, breathed her last this evening at 8.04 pm at her Yaiskul Police Lane residence. She was 89. Imasi is survived by two sons and two grand children.
MK Binodini is the youngest daughter of the late Maharaj Sir Churachand Singh and Maharani Dhanamanjuri also known as Ngangbi. She was born in the year 1922 on February 6 at “Sana Konung” (Manipur Palace). Imasi was till this evening the last surviving sister of the four sibling princesses, the others being Tamphasana, Sanatombi and Tombisana.
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HRH the Princess Vaishnavi Kumari of Kishangarh royal family (Rajasthan) married HH Prince Kumar Saheb Padmanabh Singhji of Gondol at Kishangarh Fort on January 25th, 2011.
It was the first princess's wedding at the Fort since 1957.

The bride - credits Times of India
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Travancore royal family to appeal court order over temple

The Sree Padmnabhaswamy temple trust run by the Travancore Royal family will be exploring the possibilities of appealing against a High Court order directing the government to take over the majestic temple in the state capital.
The grand temple, famed for its boat-shaped granite tower, columns of exquisitely carved stone pillars and rows of
dangling brass lamps, has been under the upkeep of the royal house for centuries. - DNA India
MSN India
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s sword that adorns the Shivrajeshwar temple in Sindhudurg Fort has got a new lease of life as the erstwhile royal family of Kolhapur has restored and repaired it. The royal family also gifted a replica of another sword of Chhatrapati Shivaji — the Jagdamba sword — to the temple on Monday for daily worship.
The original Jagdamba sword is in the Royal Collection Trust in London. - DNA India
Sisters of royal descent won gold and silver at South Asian Winter Games

Amina and Ifrah Wali, the progeny of the Gushpur family, the former royal family of the Punial Valley district Ghizer, brought home a gold and silver medal they won for Pakistan in the recently concluded first South Asian Winter Games. They won after defeating contestants from Sri Lanka, Nepal and India in the giant slalom event in Auli, India. This is the first time that any Pakistani female athlete has won a medal in the South Asian Games for ski events. - Full article + photo
Princess Padmaja Kumari Merwar (R) at the unveiling of 'Empress Of Rose' jewellery collection at Breach Candy, Mumbai on January 10, 2011.
Photo gallery - Times of India
I did not know there was royalty in India, who do they decend from because all I know is shah jahan,mumtaz Muhal and princess jahanara .
I did not know there was royalty in India, who do they decend from because all I know is shah jahan,mumtaz Muhal and princess jahanara .

There were many princely states in India, suggest you google to find out more.
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