At just 19, Padmanabh Singh, the prince of Jaipur made his fashion week debut on the Dolce & Gabbana ramp last night, dressed in a smoking jacket and cigarette pants. But this isn’t the first time the dashing son of Princess Divya Kumari and Narendra Singh has made an impression on the world stage. He debuted at the prestigious Le Bal in November 2017 — the by-invitation-only event held in Paris acts as a platform to introduce the daughters of royalty and multi-millionaires to the rarefied strata they will then inhabit — acting as a cavalier or partner for Ava Phillippe, the daughter of Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon.
A polo player and bon vivant, the young prince is currently a student of liberal arts at the New York University, though he returns to Jaipur frequently to celebrate the holidays.
That is, when he’s not jet-setting around the world from Venice to Colombia, and of course, Milan where he joined the all-star line-up at the Dolce & Gabbana show. He’s also been featured in Paper magazine, the same publication responsible for Kim Kardashian West’s notorious internet-breaking cover.
His natural good looks and extravagant lifestyle (not to mention tales of raucous parties at his bachelor pad in Jaipur’s Suján Rajmahal Palace) have certainly earned him notoriety on social media, but the young prince affectionately known as Pacho tries to downplay the buzz.
In a recent interview with AD, he said, “It’s very back-to-basics here (Jaipur). I try to spend as much time with my family as possible, especially with my grandmother. Her stories are so interesting! She speaks about all the challenging times, like the Emergency or the Partition. She says that the most important thing in life is family and the people we’re responsible for. I take these things to heart.”