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The people's princess

Princess Diya Kumari of Jaipur on her efforts towards taking the dynasty and her society forward 

Courtesy: Sujan Rajmahal Palace

She’s charming and unassuming, all at once. The few times I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Princess Diya Kumari, daughter of the late Maharaja of Jaipur, Brigadier Sawai Bhawani Singh Bahadur, she’s always looked every inch the royal Rajasthani princess, with her impeccable chiffons that reflect the juicy, vibrant hues of her home state. Her manner is gracious, and completely unaffected. Her tone, when she speaks, is forthright, no-nonsense. Perfectly suited to her present role as an elected member of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly from her constituency of Sawai Madhopur, and somewhat akin to her grandmother, the late Maharani Gayatri Devi, with whom she spent many a precious day growing up.