The Legal Battle of Princess Haya Bint al-Hussein
The bigest divorce case in British legal history began on Wednesday 27 October when the Jordanian princess came to court to demand a share of the Dubai ruler’s fortune and custody of her children. Princess Haya Bint al-Hussein, 47, is seeking a deal following her narrow separation from Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum , 72.
For two years the divorce from hir is the news of the last minute. The Princess already starred in her day, even, a resounding escape in which the older sister of the current king of Jordan left the sheikh with the intention of breaking up her marriage. She did it accompanied by 40 million dollars and the two children they have in common, Jalila and Zayed.
According to sources cited by the BBC, one of the six women the sheikh has discovered some “disturbing” facts behind the mysterious return to Dubai of Sheikha Latifa, one of the sheik’s daughters, who had also fled.
Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid alMaktoum walks with his wife Jordanian Princess Haya bint Hussein after the eighth and final race of the 16th Dubai World Cup at the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai March 26, 2011.
The Emir of Dubai has just been convicted of spying on the princess GTRES
Latifa left the UAE by sea, with the help of a French citizen, but she was intercepted by armed men when she was near the coast of India, and she returned to Dubai. In relation to this case, human rights activists indicated at the time that the sheikh’s daughter had been forcibly taken to Dubai against her will.
According to the BBC, Princess Haya may have learned new information about Latifa’s case, which would have increased pressure and hostility from relatives of her husband until there was a point where she no longer felt safe. . Fearing for her life and predicting that she would be kidnapped and killed, she sought asylum in the United Kingdom, where she stayed in an impregnable € 94 million mansion in Kensington Palace, a few meters from the residence of the Dukes of England. Cambridge.
Since then, she has waged a legal battle to demonstrate the Sheikh’s campaign of fear and intimidation against her and she was backed by Fiona Shackleton, who has represented Charles of England or Paul McCartney. Rania de Jordan’s sister-in-law was clear about this and demanded the removal of her husband for alleged mistreatment, prevent the arranged marriage of her children and obtain due protection for them.
Princess Haya bint Al Hussein with her lawyer Baroness Fiona Shackleton arriving a trial in London, Britain February 26, 2020.
“A total abuse of trust and power” that adds to the guilt for hacking the personal escorts of the princess, her personal assistant and kidnapping her two eldest daughters, Princesses Shamsa and Latifa, who reported being under house arrest against of hes will.
The couple met thanks to their love of horse riding. Haya was three years old when her mother died in a helicopter accident and her father, King Hussein, gave her a foal that aroused her love for horses. That passion led her to Jerez de la Frontera in 2002, where she found the man of her life in her sheikh, 15 years her senior. Of course, for him, Haya was not the love of her life, but the sixth.
From now on, they will have to face a legal battle that seems to never end, especially when the 4 billion dollars worth of the sheikh’s fortune and the custody of his two children are in danger. British justice, for the moment, has explained that the emir of Dubai “harassed and intimidated the mother before she left for England and afterwards, (…) and is ready to tolerate that those who act in his name do so in a manner illegal in the UK ‘. There are those who point out that the notorious divorce could generate a real diplomatic problem and cost the good relationship between the British crown and the United Arab Emirates.
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The bigest divorce case in British legal history began on Wednesday 27 October when the Jordanian princess came to court to demand a share of the Dubai ruler's fortune and custody of her children. Princess Haya Bint al-Hussein, 47, is seeking a deal following her narrow separation from Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum , 72.