Kendra Spears, American Supermodel, Marries Prince Rahim Aga Khan; Becomes Princess
Kendra Spears, an American supermodel, became a princess on Saturday when she married Prince Rahim Aga Khan.
Spears’ official new title as part of the Aga Khan legacy is Princess Salwa Aga Khan. The Aga Khan, Prince Rahim's father, is a British national believed to be a direct descendent from Mohamed by Shia Ismaili Muslims.
Spears, originally from Seattle, married Prince Rahim on Saturday in a small, private ceremony at the Bellerive Castle in Geneva, Switzerland. The newlyweds were married in a traditional Muslim ceremony, and Spears reportedly converted shortly before the wedding.
Prince Rahim, 41, and Spears, 25, announced their engagement in April, 2013.
Spears’ modeling career took off following her debut at New York Fashion Week in 2008. She is currently signed to New York’s NEXT models agency and was recently named the face of Escada’s Fall and Winter of 2013 campaign.
The bride was married in a custom designed sari from Indian designer Manav Gangwani Couture. Spears tweeted a photo of her ivory sari on Sept. 1, thanking supermodel Naomi Campbell for the recommendation.
— Kendra Spears (@Kendra_Spears) September 1, 2013
– Olivia Truffaut-Wong