The real princess diaries of Zatashah Idris

Tengku Zatashah Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah is a princess with a heart of gold, being the royal patron of several charities. Photo: The Star/Art Chen

"She is the sort of woman who can write a thesis on the European Union, while listening to house music,” says Datuk Setia Aubry Mennesson of his wife, Tengku Zatashah Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah.

In a single sentence, he’s captured the essence of Selangor’s hardest working royal, who is quietly deconstructing every stereotype of a princess you might have.

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