The Petrolhead Princess

Top model Kendra Spears will marry Prince Rahim Aga Khan.

update: congratulations to the happy couple who married in a ceremony in Geneva on Saturday, 31 August. Kendra Spears’ new title is Princess Salwa.


Kendra Spears and Mush. Photo © Twitter/ @Kendra_Spears

Kendra Spears and Mush. Photo © Twitter/ @Kendra_Spears

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS driving, dog-loving, mega model, Kendra Spears is engaged to Prince Rahim Aga Khan, eldest son of the Aga Khan.

We wrote about Ms. Spears’ predilection for Porsche 911s in January.

The shock announcement comes after many months silent speculation on our behalf about the identity of Ms Spears mysterious partner.

A rare combination of brains, beauty and ballsy all-American attitude, Ms Spears will be a magnificent addition to the storied dynasty. The family line descends directly from the Prophet Muhammad in the seventh century.

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All we know about Prince Rahim is that he is an executive director of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development which employs 30,000 people in 16 developing countries and turned over $2.3bn in 2010. And that he likes fast cars and surfing.

The Aga Khan is hereditary imam to the world’s 15 million Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims, a significant number of whom live in Tajikistan, see our piece from last weekend.

Vanity Fair magazine profiled the Aga Khan in its February 2013 issue, specifically about the renovation of his Aiglemont estate at Chantilly, 25 miles north of Paris, which also now includes an exclusive hotel, the Auberge du Jeu de Paume (prices start at €235).

The couple will be married in a Muslim ceremony on a date yet to be set.

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