Armagh woman marries Crown Prince of Lagos
on 16/08/2013 16:03:20
27-year-old Kirsty Crooks, from Loughgall, became a royal after marrying Nigerian Prince Mustapha Oniru.
The small village welcomed royal guests, including the Prince's parents, the King and Queen, as well as an entourage of officials.
Prince Mustapha wore a wedding suit, while his parents wore traditional Nigerian dress - in what the bride's mother described as a "very traditional Irish wedding".
The former Miss Crooks said: "I was provided with a new wardrobe to start my life as a princess, so it had definitely been very exciting."
After the church service, the guests travelled to a lavish reception at Castle Leslie in Co Monaghan - the venue that hosted the wedding of Sir Paul McCartney and Heather Mills in 2002.
The bride met her prince through her job at the British International School in Lagos. The school is owned and run by the royal family and Prince Mustapha is the school administrator.
The couple are heading to St. Tropez and Monaco for their honeymoon.