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STORIES of ROOMS

RAHİME SULTAN – 1108

RAHİME SULTAN – 1108

The aunt of Sultan Abdülmecid Esma Sultan was living in her magneficient palace in state… Though she hasnt got any child, she decided to adopt one and she adopted a one year old child from Circassian nobles Halil Bey…Though this girl is thin, delicate and beautiful they gave her the name as Prestu which means “Swallow”. She cares too much about her education and decency…Year passes by… One spring day when Abdülmecid Han was passing by the Harem garden in his visit to his aunt, he encounters that blue-eyed girl. He couldnt leanrn this fourteen year old girls name no matter how hard he tries…He suddenly fall in love with her…In suprise he runs to his aunt and tells the damsel…Sultans aunt understands her bane. However she brougth all of the concubines to her chambers, she didnt bring Rahime Prestu. She thought that Sultan may have interest in those concubines and give up from Perestu. But the Sultan was sad because he couldnt find the one that he is looking for…However, she couldt bear it any longer and ordered the treasurer  that: “ Perestu bring a cup of coffee to my Lion!”. Soon after the blue-eyed girl enters the hall and serves coffee to the Sultan with cups embridered with diomonds  in the envelope. Hen as the tradition orders she waits until he drinks his coffee. Abdülmecid Han holds his aunts hands and wants her daughter from her.. A week later Perestu are brought to the palace wearing a red dress which is embroided with pearls with a crown and veil in Esma Sultan’s silver plated car…The year was 1844…The ways that the bride passes through is sprinkeled with golds…Sherbet is served to the guests…and…Topkapı Palace becomes the wittness of a magneficient wedding…