However, a little over six years later – on 8 October 2004 – an announcement was made that the Aga Khan and Begum Inaara were to seek a divorce.
Following the death of his grandfather the Aga Khan III, Prince Karim, at the age of 20, became the 49th Imam of the Nizari Ismailis and Aga Khan IV, bypassing his father, Prince Aly Khan, and his uncle, Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, who were in direct line to succession.
I realise that I may seem extreme on the subject, but do not forget that my mail has been stolen and my servants bribed. The couple were married for 25 years, during which they had three children.
Close personal friends have taken private snapshots of me in my home and then sold them to magazines. Not many years into the marriage, they filed for divorce.
I woke up with serious responsibilities toward millions of other human beings.
I knew I would have to abandon my hopes of studying for a doctorate in History." The Aga Khan IV graduated from Harvard in 1959, two years after becoming the Imam of the Nizari Ismailis, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History (with Cum Laude honors) and his varsity H for soccer.
When his grandfather died, the young Prince was thrust into the position of the Aga Khan (IV), and he went from being not only a university student but also to replacing his grandfather as the new Nizari Ismaili Imam.
It is believed that the Aga Khan is a direct lineal descendant of the Islamic prophet Muhammad through Muhammad's cousin and son-in-law, Ali, considered the first Imam in Shia Islam, and Ali's wife Fatima az-Zahra, Muhammad's daughter from his first marriage.
I have taught myself not to show any emotion in public places.
I never sit next to a woman with whom the press is trying to link me.
The chauffeur, Lucien Lemouss, slowed to 80 miles per hour as they fell in behind a slower moving Ferrari, and the young Prince had the chauffeur pull over, took over the driver's seat, and swiftly passed the Ferrari.
I take all sorts of precautions when I go out with friends.