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It was widely speculated that the spiritual leader, by then in his mid-seventies, would move quickly onto a third marriage as soon as the French legal proceedings finished.
That moment finally arrived on Friday after the Court of Appeals in Paris approved the terms of a confidential settlement of an unknown monetary value.
But the divorce will allow also the father-of-four to indulge in his other passions: horse racing and yachting.
The Aga Khan owns hundreds of race horses in stables in both Ireland and France.
He ascended to the position of leader of the Ismailis, a mystical sect of Shia Islam, as a 20-year-old in 1957, taking the mantle from his grandfather Sir Sultan Muhammad Shah Aga Khan III.
Hailed as “the bringer of light” he retains the loyalty of Ismaili Muslims despite his chaotic personal life and persistent reports of adultery.
The divorce battle between the Aga Khan, the spiritual leader of 12 million Ismaili Muslims, and a German princess has ended after 10 years of arguments in London courts and the French judicial system.
Fought first in London’s High Court and then the French judicial system, the case exposed the man who claims to be the direct descendant of the Prophet Mohammed to accusations of an affair with an air hostess.
His first marriage was to Sally Croker-Poole, a former British model, who took the name Princess Salimah Aga Khan after they wed in 1969.
While it was by far the largest divorce settlement in French history, the Aga Khan was generally considered to have got off lightly.
That is why observers of Europe’s high society were surprised when the billionaire philanthropist announced later that year he was challenging the ruling.
Son of Prince Aly Khan and Princess Tajuddawlah Aly Khan, the Aga Khan was born on 13 December 1936, in Geneva.
He spent his early childhood in Nairobi, Kenya, and then attended Le Rosey School in Switzerland for nine years.
The Aga Khan was born in Switzerland but is a British citizen who spends most of his time at his French chateau.