a long long time ago!

a long long time ago!

Friday, 3 September 2010

The Begum Aga Khan

We have some rich relatives
Gran Nicolls brother Ed went to India in the time of the Raj and became in mums words very grand and very rich.
Grans husband Bob did not like him much, mainly because he stayed in India in the first world war instead of coming home to fight.
His Grandaughter is Sally Croker Poole.Mum remembers as a 14 year old visiting her at her parents home in Surrey. Sally at that stage was crawling around the floor as a baby.
Sally grew up, became a model, married a member of the Scottish gentry ,divorced him and then converted to Islam, and married the Aga Khan ,divorcing following the birth of 3 children
A couple of pictures of her in her earlier life and then more recently.
She is mums first cousin once removed we think.

More info here;
Early life
Princess Salimah Aga Khan was born on 28 January 1940 at New Delhi, India, as Sarah Frances Croker-Poole. She is the daughter of Lt.-Col. Arthur Edward Croker-Poole. She married, firstly, Lord James Charles Crichton-Stuart, son of Sir John Crichton-Stuart, 5th Marquess of the County of Bute and Lady Eileen Beatrice Forbes, on 25 June 1959. She and Lord James Charles Crichton-Stuart were divorced in 1968. She married, secondly, Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, son of Prince Aly Khan and Hon. Joan Barbara Yarde-Buller, in 1969. During her marriage to His Highness The Aga Khan, her official name was Her Highness Begum Salimah, although she remained informally known as Sally. Following their divorce in 1995, she kept the title of "Princess".

[edit] Charitable career
She is now a child-welfare activist and a prominent supporter of the charity SOS Children's Villages.[1] As part of her welfare activity she has also visited Afghan refugees in Pakistan[2] as well as victims of the 2005 earthquake.[3]

She has also been active in the Aga Khan Development Network.

[edit] Personal life
She has three children with the Aga Khan Princess Zahra Aga Khan (b. September 18, 1970), Prince Rahim Aga Khan (b. October 12, 1971), Prince Hussain Aga Khan (b. April 10, 1974).

Today she lives in London with Philippe Lizop, the French lawyer who secured her divorce settlement

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