Princess Salimah Aga Khan

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Happy Birthday to Princess Salimah Aga Khan, who turns 80 today! Born Sarah Frances Croker-Poole, the daughter of Lt.-Col. Arthur Edward Croker-Poole and Jean Margaret Watson, in New Delhi, she grew up in Britain and was among the last debutantes presented to the Queen in 1958. She became a model before she Lord James Charles Crichton-Stuart, son of 5th Marquess of Bute, in 1959, divorcing in 1968. The following year, she married Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, the 49th hereditary Imam of Nizari Ismailism, converting to Islam and taking the name of Salimah. The couple had three children and divorced in 1995. Princess Salimah is a child-welfare activist and a prominent supporter of the charity SOS Children’s Villages, becoming its first International Ambassador. She has also been active in the Aga Khan Development Network and resides in Switzerland.

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