UAE princess fled Dubai after learning ‘disturbing facts’ about Latifa’s escape: Report

MEE staff
July 3, 2019, Middle East Eye

Princess Haya, a wife of the ruler of Dubai, is said to be preparing a legal battle against her husband in High Court
Princess Haya, 45, is reportedly living in a townhouse in Kensington Palace Gardens in London (AFP)

Princess Haya, who is married to Dubai’s leader Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, is hiding in London after discovering “disturbing facts” about the disappearance last year of Sheikha Latifa, one of his daughters, the BBC has reported.

Over the past week, reports emerged that the princess – who is the daughter of the late King Hussein of Jordan and half-sister of King Abdullah – had fled the UAE to Germany with the help of a German diplomat.

But the BBC, citing sources close to the princess, 45, now reports that after initially seeking asylum in Germany, she is living at a £85m townhouse in Kensington Palace Gardens and is preparing for a legal battle in the High Court.

Sheikh al-Maktoum, 69, has reportedly filed an application against the princess in the High Court’s Family Court Division that is scheduled to be heard on 30 July, according to a report in the Daily Mail.