Nick Kyrgios’ royal roots laid bare as mother’s little known princess title unearthed
NICK KYRGIOS is a descendant of royalty as his mother was born a Malaysian princess, unearthed reports have revealed.
Nick Kyrgios will take on Cristian Garin in the men’s quarter-finals at Wimbledon on Wednesday afternoon. The 27-year-old has been making headlines over the last week for his flamboyant playing style and extreme on-court meltdowns. He has endured a tumultuous tournament, surviving a five-set thriller against Brandon Nakashima in the previous round while seemingly suffering from a shoulder injury.
Kyrgios has been cheered on by his family, who travelled from Australia to show their support from the stands.
However, only his father and sister have been spotted at this year’s tournament, as his mother chose to stay in the player’s home country to celebrate the arrival of her eldest son’s new baby.
Kyrgios is the youngest child of Giorgos and Norlaila “Nill” Kyrgios, they have two other children — Christos and Halimah.
While the family are based in Australia, they come from a diverse background; Giorgos is Greek while Nill is Malaysian.
The couple met in Australia after they both relocated from their countries of birth.
Now, the family lead a relatively normal life in the capital city Canberra, but Nill’s upbringing was far from ordinary.
Born in Gombak, in the Selangor district in Malaysia, Nill held the title of a princess.
Nill was a member of the Selangor Royal Family of Malaysia, which has the Sultan of Selagnor.
The Sultan is the ruler of the Selangor district, a Malaysian state on the west coast of the country’s peninsula that surrounds the capital city, Kuala Lumpur.
The Malaysian monarchy is unique; it consists of nine hereditary ethnic Malay royals who form the Conference of Rulers, each ruling a separate state in the country.
The head of each has the title of Sultan, and they rotate five-year terms as “agong”, the Malaysian term for king.
There is an established order to who becomes king next, but the Sultan of each family still has to vote on who the next one should be.