Aga Khan IV, the 49th Imam of the Nizari Ismailism branch of Shia Islam and otherwise known as Prince Shah Karim Al Husseini, has announced the engagement of his son, Prince Rahim Aga Khan.
The prince will be marrying Kendra Spears of Seattle Washington. The 24-year-old Spears is a fashion model who came to fame after winning a MySpace modeling contest sponsored by Ford Models. She will become a princess once she marries Rahim.
Prince Rahim is 42 years old and the eldest son of Aga Khan. He graduated from Brown University in 1995 and is now involved in managing his father's business interests, which include "poverty reduction efforts" such as micro-lending through the Aga Khan Development Network.
Aga Khan revealed in a statement recently that the couple will be married in a Muslim ceremony, though a date for the wedding has not yet been determined.
Spears has tweeted her delight and thanks for the well-wishes of fans:
Thank you all for the kind tweets! We're very excited! 🙂