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Photos Of Ethiopian Prince Joel Makonnen And American Ariana Austin's Wedding

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Ariana Austin, 33, married 35-year-old Joel Makonnen, a great-grandson of the last emperor of Ethiopia, on September 9 in Maryland 

The couple married 12 years after they met on the dance floor of Washington, DC nightclub Pearl 

Makonnen picked Austin up by saying she looked like a model in a Bombay Sapphire advertisement 

Makonnen, now a lawyer for Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, is related to Emperor Haile Selassie I through his second son, Prince Makonnen  

He was born in Rome, where his family lived in exile after a 1974 military coup

The Ethiopian royal family claims descent to the Biblical King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba