Gay Indian prince seeks British soulmateDecember 24th, 2008 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 24 (IANS) Gay Indian Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil has been trawling the bars and clubs of a British seaside resort - even taking up a menial job - in a life-follows-art search for a soulmate.Gohil, crown prince of the former princely state of Rajpipla in Gujarat, is among three ‘undercover princes’ who have travelled from India, Sri Lanka and South Africa to star in a four-part British television documentary.
They keep their aristocratic heritage a secret and pose as ordinary bachelors in the hope of meeting their perfect partners.
Openly gay Gohil and his princely co-stars have spent a month living in a shared house in Brighton, visiting bars and clubs in search of their soulmate.
They even embark on an intensive period of internet and speed dating and house parties - just as in the Hollywood blockbuster “Coming To America”.
They went as far as to take up jobs as a barman, a waiter and a hotel housekeeper in order to be convincing, according to makers of the film, called “The Undercover Princes”, which begins Jan 15 on BBC Three.
In the documentary the princes will reveal their true identity to their chosen partners, and invite them over to their palaces to find out if their new-found loves can be everlasting.
The two other royals are Prince Remigius of Jaffna, Sri Lanka, who is searching for “a woman as sophisticated as Princess Diana”; and Prince Africa Zulu, a 30-year-old bachelor from Zululand in South Africa.