Mariah's Sultan of bling
13:30 30 August 2006
Mariah Carey has been given £3 million worth of diamonds by the Sultan of Brunei's son.
The singer received an eight-carat diamond necklace and matching ring from Prince Azim before her New York performance last Wednesday (23.08.06).
The 24-year-old prince is third-in-line to the Sultanate and his father is worth a staggering £25 billion.
His representative told Mariah: "We were sent by private jet to deliver this gift."
The singer was so delighted to be performing in her hometown that she splashed out £30,000 on Cristal champagne for 150 friends and family -though she didn't touch a drop herself.
The 36-year-old singer is quoted by Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper as saying: "Champagne's bad for my voice so I can't have any on tour. I am sleeping 15 hours a day in a room full of humidifiers and am on total voice rest between shows - I'm not even supposed to speak."
Mariah, who is currently on the US leg of her 'Adventures of Mimi' tour, will start filming her new movie and begin work on her new album at the end of the year.
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