21 Things We Learned About Emperor Haile Selassie’s great-grandson, His Wife Ariana and Their Wedding (PART I)
Vogue had an insiders’ look at the wedding of Prince Yoel of Ethiopia —the great-grandson of Haile Selassie, the last emperor of Ethiopia.

We found the piece befitting a prince and his bride, so we though of sharing the 21 things we learned about the Prince, his Wife and their wedding ceremony.

1. The prince, who was born in Rome when his parents, Prince David Makonnen and Princess Adey Imru Makonnen, were living in exile, grew up in Switzerland.

The prince, who was born in Rome when his parents, Prince David Makonnen and Princess Adey Imru Makonnen, were living in exile, grew up in Switzerland.  © Vogue, Photo by Dotun Ayodeji

2. Ariana is of African-American and Guyanese descent and boasts a maternal grandfather who served as the lord mayor of Georgetown, the capital of Guyana.

Ariana is of African-American and Guyanese descent and boasts a maternal grandfather who served as the lord mayor of Georgetown, the capital of Guyana.  © Vogue, Photo by Dotun Ayodeji

3. He proposed to then-girlfriend Ariana Austin while he was finishing up his law degree at Howard University

He proposed to then-girlfriend Ariana Austin while he was finishing up his law degree at Howard University  © Vogue, Photo by Dotun Ayodeji

4. Prince Yoel kept his royal status a secret when he initially approached Ariana at a Washington, D.C. nightclub

Prince Yoel kept his royal status a secret when he initially approached Ariana at a Washington, D.C. nightclub  © Vogue, Photo by Dotun Ayodeji



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