|
|
|
|
|
18th Jamadi-us-Saani 1435 | Saturday, Apr 19, 2014
World

Abdul Majid with his new wife

Friday, 22 January 2010
Comments(0)
January 22:

London, January 23: They may not immediately strike observers as man and wife.

But as the former wife of Boris Johnson is pictured publicly for the first time with her 'secret' toyboy husband, friends say she is 'as happy as Larry'.

Socialite Allegra Mostyn-Owen, 45, stunned her family at Christmas with news of her second marriage, to Abdul Majid, 23.

Apparently they did not react with joy to the fact that she was tying the knot with a Muslim.

Controversially, she has suggested she would be content to be just one of his wives since she realises she may be too old to have his children.

Miss Mostyn- Owen who was married to London Mayor Mr Johnson from 1987 to 1993 after they met at Oxford University - has revealed her dismay at her father suggesting she had been 'recruited' by Muslim fundamentalists.

She is the only daughter of Italian writer Gaia Servadio and multimillionaire landowner and art historian William Mostyn- Owen.

She said: 'My best friend rang my Dad to say, "Allegra is fine, happy as Larry, just a bit stressed". Do you know what my Dad said?

'Dad goes: "So when was she recruited?" He was talking about terrorism and Islam in one breath!'

She added: 'He's not ignorant. He's just spent two weeks in Tunisia and he loves travelling around the world. It's mad. Dad, of all people, is level-headed but he hasn't got common sense.'

The reaction of Mr Johnson, on the other hand, was positive when he rang his ex-wife to congratulate her after she announced the marriage in a newspaper article describing her family's shock.

She has never publicly revealed her new husband's name because she said his family in Pakistan had no idea they were getting married.

The couple wed in secret last summer at a register office and later held a ceremony at a mosque, although she has not converted to Islam.

Miss Mostyn-Owen met Mr Majid in Lahore, Pakistan, at the wedding of a Muslim friend, Iftikhar, whom she met through her work as an art teacher at an East London mosque.

Back in Britain, their relationship developed over long-distance phone calls until Mr Majid came to Britain to continue his education, with Miss Mostyn-Owen filling in his immigration forms.

Miss Mostyn-Owen insisted: 'He is not a tiny little person who wants a passport. He is private, charming and talented.'

Since 2005, Miss Mostyn-Owen - who has taken the name Mrs Dilshad Farha Raji Sheikha Jaan Khan Kali Gori - has been working as a volunteer, running workshops for children at the Minhaj-Ul- Quran Mosque in East London.

--Agencies--

Latest News

Banana Cream Pizza

Ingredients: • 2 unbaked Pizza Crusts • 2/3 cup Brown Sugar • ¼ cup Butter (softened) • 1/3 cup chopped Pec ...

Parle Agro targets Rs 1,000 cr sales from Cafe Cuba

FMCG firm Parle Agro is all set for a full fledged re-entry into the carbonated soft drinks market i ...

Crime In Hyderabad (19.4.2014)

Youth arrested for molesting girls(Siasat News): Nacharam police has arrested a youth from a cyber café for molesting a ...

Related News

Michelle Obama to make cameo appearance in military-themed 'Nashvil...

Michelle Obama is set to make play herself in a cameo appearance in a military-themed ' Nashville ' ...

Australia, Malaysia draft deal over handling of MH370 wreckage, black box

Malaysia and Australia are reportedly set to draft a deal over the handling of wreckage and the blac ...

Indian Air force unearths suspected World War II bomb

Air Force officials unearthed a suspect 1000 pound (lb) World War II bomb at a site while routine cl ...

Post new comment

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Copy the characters (respecting upper/lower case) from the image.

Rs. 29500 (Per 10g)

Opinion Poll
Do you think Kumar Vishwas can beat Rahul Gandhi in Amethi?
YesNoCan't say

Matrimony | Photos | Videos | Search | Polls | Archives | Advertise | Letters

© The Siasat Daily, 2012. All rights reserved.
Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Abids, Hyderabad - 500001, AP, India
Tel: +91-40-24744180, Fax: +91-40-24603188
contact@siasat.com