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Aga Khan divorces German princess after dispute

Aga Khan, spiritual leader to Muslims, divorces German princess after years in court

FILE - In this photo combo are seen the Aga Khan, imam of the Ismaili Muslim community, on Sept. 6, 2004 in Berlin and his then wife Begum Inaara Aga ...

France Aga Khan Divorce

FILE - In this photo combo are seen the Aga Khan, imam of the Ismaili Muslim community, on Sept. 6, 2004 in Berlin and his then wife Begum Inaara Aga ...

PARIS (AP) -- The Aga Khan, spiritual leader to millions of Muslims, has finalized his divorce from a German princess after years of legal dispute.

Lawyers for the Aga Khan and his ex-wife, Gabriele Renate Inaara Zu Leiningen, released a statement Friday saying their marriage "ends by consent" after the Paris Court of Appeals approved a divorce settlement.

The lawyers said terms of the settlement are confidential. The two married in 1998 and had a son, and started divorce proceedings several years later.

French media have reported that the Aga Khan was initially ordered to pay 12 million euros ($16.7 million) in divorce proceedings, but a higher court upped that to 60 million euros.

His Highness Prince Karim Aga Khan IV, a billionaire philanthropist and magnate, is leader of Shia Imami Ismaili Muslims.