18 September, 2020

"Dynasties Don't Exist Anymore"

Dressed in a Brigitte Singh designer salwar kameez, sindoor and solitaires firmly in place, beaming father Bhawani 'Bubbles' Singh sitting alongside, a very radiant, confident, articulate Rajkumari Diya Singh

"Dynasties Don't Exist Anymore"

Why such a violent reaction to your marriage?

I don't understand why it's become such a big issue. People have married inter-caste before. People have married outside their caste also in the royal family.

Are there divisions within the royal family that outsiders are exploiting?

One doesn't know.

Have you ever discussed this issue with your grandmother, Rajmata Gayatri Devi?

I haven't. But my parents have.

What was her reaction?

(Bhawani Singh interjects) Well, I'll tell you. Her reaction was, why don't you get it done and over with?

What's your reaction to suggestions made to your father that he adopt one of your uncle's sons?

Dynasties don't exist anymore. The issue is really for my parents to decide. I can't really comment on something like this.

When did your marriage happen?

(Smiles) Which one?

The first one...

That was in Feb '94 in Delhi. We had an Arya Samaj marriage first, after which we got it registered in court.

What decided you in favour of your husband over...



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