Dubai ruler ‘to make last-ditch attempt’ to keep child custody battle with Princess Haya secret

Steve Bird
February 28, 2020, The Telegraph

The princess fled Dubai to London with her two children last Summer apparently ‘in fear for her life’

The ruler of Dubai is expected to make a last-ditch attempt to try to keep his child custody battle with Princess Haya secret after losing a Court of Appeal ruling.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoun, 70, has until Tuesday afternoon to lodge an appeal at the Supreme Court to try to prevent the publication of two judgments containing details of his relationship with his youngest and now estranged wife.

Those judgments, which follow months of High Court hearings, remain private because the billionaire sheikh has the option to go to the highest court in Britain.

The 45-year-old princess fled Dubai to London with her two children last Summer apparently “in fear for her life”.

The father, who is also the vice-pre