Saturday, 2 November 2013

9 - JOHORE COLLECTION - SULTAN AND HIS NEWEST JEWEL



ORIGINAL GENUINE PRESS PHOTO
DATE : 10 NOVENBER 1950
TITLE : SULTAN AND HIS NEWEST JEWEL

PHOTO DESCRIPTIONS :

THE 77-YEAR-OLD SULTAN OF JOHORE AND HIS 34-YEAR-OLD WIFE POSE IN LONDON FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH THE DAUGHTER BORN TO THEM ON SEPT. 18. THE INFANT, NAMED TUNKU MARIAM, IS THE SULTAN'S ONLY DAUGHTER. THE SULTANA, A ROMANIAN, IS A DAUGHTER OF THE LATE EDGAR MENDL. SHE MARRIED THE SULTAN TEN YEARS AGO AFTER AN EIGHT-DAY ROMANCE. THE FABULOUSLY WEALTHY SULTAN GAVE 500,000 POUNDS FOR THE DEFENCE OF SINGAPORE DURING WORLD WAR II.