'I MARRIED AN AFRICAN PRINCE'
I MARRIED AN AFRICAN PRINCE'
When college tutor Sue Hadley agreed to marry a dreadlocked musician from Nigeria 13 years her junior after a whirlwind ten day romance, she did not realise she was also agreeing to marry a real life Prince...
Within six weeks of their first date, the couple were married during a traditional tribal ceremony in the remote town of Illah in Africa.
The unconventional couple have now been married for 16 years and are looking forward to becoming King and Queen in an elaborate Coronation next year...
EXCLUSIVE BY AMANDA REVELL WALTON/EXCLUSIVEPIX
On Palm Sunday college lecturer Sue Hadley will perform in an outdoor production of the Easter story in the quintessential English market town of Woodstock in Oxfordshire.
Her beloved husband of 16 years, however, will not be there to see her act a 'commoner' as Jesus is crucified on the cross.
For husband Bunny Eagle - real name Ugochukwu Anikwe - will be over 4,000 miles away - in the remote African town of Illah, near Lagos, Nigeria.
It is fair to say that trained counsellor Sue and reggae singer Bunny have a very unique and unconventional marriage - even by today's standards.
First of all, Sue, who has just turned 60, is 13 years older than her 47-year-old 'toyboy' husband.
Their marriage also clearly fits the label of a 'long distance relationship - with Sue living in a small village in Oxfordshire and musician Bunny living in the town of Illah in the Delta state of Nigeria.
But, the age gap and geographical and cultural differences are not what make this marriage so unusual.
There is a far more intriguing element to their union.
For Bunny is, in fact, a real life Prince - who is due to be crowned King in an elaborate Coronation next year.
And Sue - whose full title is Sue Hadley Ugochuckwu Anikwe HRH - is a real life Princess - soon to become Queen.
Sue says: "People can't understand our relationship - especially as we are so far apart. They