there http://chuckatuckhistory.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_other_options/package.module.nextgen_other_options.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>According to AFP, visit http://churchofthekingmcallen.org/wp-includes/nav-menu.php lawyers for the Aga Khan and his ex-wife, Gabriele Renate Inaara Zu Leiningen, released a statement on Friday saying their marriage “ends by consent” after the Paris Court of Appeals approved a divorce settlement.
“The lawyers said terms of the settlement are confidential. The two married in 1998 and had a son, and started divorce proceedings several years later.”
The divorce proceedings reportedly cost Aga Khan €60m.
Begum Inaara Aga Khan born April 1, 1963 in Frankfurt also known as Princess Inaara Aga Khan, is (legally) the second wife of the Aga Khan IV, the 49th Imam of the Nizari branch of the Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims.
Begum Inaara, born as Gabriele Renate Homey, is the daughter of a family of successful German entrepreneurs, Renat Thyssen-Henne and Helmut Friedhelm Homey.
After attending the Schloss Salem School on Lake Constance and the École des Roches in Normandy she read jurisprudence at the Universities of Munich and Cologne.
In 1990, Inaara graduated magna cum laude with a doctorate in International Law after completing her thesis on German-American commercial law.
Her early career included working, whilst still at university, in the management of her mother’s company (at the time Austria’s largest hotel and restaurant chain) and later as an associate attorney for a German law firm.
Marriages and children
In 1991, she married Prince Karl Emich of Leiningen in Venice, Italy.
After interrupting her career prior to the birth of her daughter, Princess Theresa of Leiningen, who is 115th in line to the throne of the United Kingdom, in April 1992, she became a consultant for UNESCO in Paris, advising on the promotion of equality and improved conditions for women.
The marriage between Prince Karl Emich of Leiningen and Princess Gabriele of Leiningen was dissolved early in 1998.
She has one child with Prince Karl Emich, a daughter:
The marriage took place at the Aga Khan’s walled compound and chateau, Aiglemont, in Gouvieux, France, on May 30, 1998.
However, a little over six years later – on October 8, 2004 – an announcement was made that the Aga Khan and Begum Inaara were to seek a divorce.
In September 2011, a divorce settlement was reached and Begum Inaara was to receive a settlement amount of £50m.
It was revealed in the court that Begum Inaara had hired a private detective to track the Aga Khan’s movements with the air hostess.
An intra-marriage liaison of the Aga Khan with Beatrice von der Schulenburg, whom the Aga Khan has been close to for five years and whom it is expected the Aga Khan would marry following completion of the divorce with Begum Inaara, was also highlighted by the Begum’s lawyers.
However, the £50m settlement was contested by the Aga Khan to France’s highest court, shortly after being announced.
As a result, divorce proceedings are still ongoing (potentially taking several years to resolve), but, the Aga Khan is said to remain legally married to Begum Inaara in the meantime.
By Begum Inaara, the Aga Khan has a son: Prince Aly Muhammad Aga Khan (born March 7, 2000).
Credit: AFP, Wikipedia