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He is a prince and one of the richest men in the world - a member of Middle Eastern royalty who enjoys a lavish international lifestyle and has met the Queen.
She was a 19-year-old trainee waitress earning just over £10 a week at a hotel in remote Belarus.
He was in Minsk, Natasha was to learn, to take part in a clay-pigeon shooting competition.
Within hours of meeting the young waitress, however, the bearded prince was besotted - and surprised to find Natasha's father was also a Muslim.
He twice postponed his onward trip to Cyprus because of his infatuation with the teenager, and, after asking permission from her parents, married her in a simple ceremony on August 27, less than a month after they had met.
Now Natasha and her 25-year-old sister Galina have left Minsk, the city of their childhood, and have travelled with the prince, who hates flying, by luxury motorcade and private yacht to Cyprus for the next stage of the shooting competition.
The couple communicate in English, but Natasha's command of the language is weak so Galina, who is more fluent, has gone with her as an interpreter.