The Russian ex-reality TV star and beauty queen who married the now-abdicated King of Malaysia is expecting the couple’s first child, Moscow media reports.
Oksana Voevodina, 25, seen dancing with her husband in new video from their lavish November wedding, fell pregnant after the couple attended a German family planning clinic, according to Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda (KP).
The report of her pregnancy comes two days after Sultan Muhammad V, 49, dramatically announced his abdication after just two years on the throne.
No reason was given for cutting short his five-year term – a first in the country’s history.
Keeper of the Ruler’s Seal, Syed Danial Syed Ahmad, announced on Monday the Council of Rulers held a meeting and set a date of January 24 to elect a new king.
Mr Ahmad also said in a statement Monday that the new king would be sworn in on January 31.
Sultan Muhammad V, ruler of northeast Kelantan state, was installed in December 2016 as one of Malaysia’s youngest constitutional monarchs.
Before marrying her husband, whose full name is Tengku Muhammad Faris Petra ibni Sultan Ismail Petra, Ms Voevodina converted to Islam.
Ms Voevodina won Miss Moscow in 2015, after which the was a participant in a reality TV show where she allegedly had sex in a swimmingpool.
She has also worked as a model in China and Thailand.
The now-abdicated King was educate in the UK, first at Oakham School in Rutland, East Midlands, and then St Cross College, Oxford University.
Later he attended the European Business School in London.