The engagement was announced 24 April, 2006, between Prince Hussain Aga Khan (b. 1974), second son of His Highness the Aga Khan (b. 1936) by his first wife, the former Sarah Frances Croker Poole, & Kristin J. White (b. 1976), of the United States. The marriage will take place in the autumn of 2006, the office of the Aga Khan has announced. Miss White has meanwhile converted to Islam and is now known as "Chalija". The couple had met during their studies at the Columbia University. The Aga Khan is a son of the late Aly Khan, by his wife the former Hon. Joan Frances Yarde-Buller (1908-97), daughter of the 3rd Baron Churston, MVO, OBE (1873-1930), by his wife Jessie (afterwards Duchess of Leinster, 3rd wife of the 7th Duke), daughter of Alfred Smither.