Ottoman sultan’s grandson ties knot at Çırağan Palace

Ottoman sultan’s grandson ties knot at Çırağan Palace

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Ottoman sultan’s grandson ties knot at Çırağan Palace

Osman Osmanoğlu (R) and retired teacher Hanife Candan Günen get married at a ceremony held at Çırağan Palace, where his father Ali Vasıb Efendi was born.

The grandson of Ottoman Sultan Murat V, Osman Selahaddin Osmanoğlu, 72, married his fiancé, retired philosophy teacher Hanife Candan Günen, in a simple wedding ceremony on April 22 at the Çırağan Palace’s Endereun Ballroom in Istanbul.

Osmanoğlu’s father, Ali Vasıb Efendi, was born in the palace in 1903. 

The marriage was solemnized by Üsküdar Mayor Mustafa Kara. The director of the Topkapı Palace Museum, Professor İlber Ortaylı, made a speech at the ceremony and provided information about the history of the Ottoman dynasty. 

Osmanoğlu, 72, is one of 24 male descendants of the Ottoman sultans still living. He was previously married to British citizen Athena Joy Christoforides, but divorced in 1996. He is the father of Ayşe Gülnev Sultan, who recently rented her London house to popular British singer Adele. 

Osmanoğlu was engaged to Günen for a year before the wedding. He is the grandson of Sultan Murad V on his father’s side, and the grandson of Sultan Mehmed Reşad V on his mother’s side.

Turkey, Ottoman Empire