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Dubai ruler’s wife Princess Haya seeks marriage protection order

Princess Haya Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's wife seeks marriage protection order in the United Kingdom

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Princess Haya Bint al Hussein, the sixth and the youngest wife of Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is seeking forced marriage protection order in a UK court. The princess has also filed a non-molestation order and asked for the wardship of her two children. This means the couple’s children could be placed in the hands of the court for major decisions.

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As reported by BBC, Haya has two children with Sheikh Al Maktoum, one daughter, HH Sheikha Al Jalila, who was born on December 2, 2007, and one son, HH Sheikh Zayed, who was born on January 7, 2012. The princess is reportedly living in a London mansion valued at about $107 million with the couple’s two children.

Princess Haya is the daughter of the late King Hussein of Jordan and half-sister of the present King. She is a well known international figure. Close friends of Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.

The sheikh, a 70-year-old billionaire is also the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates. The 70-year-old sheikh, who is the billionaire owner of Godolphin horse racing stables, reportedly has 23 children by different wives.

He has reportedly sought to have his children return to Dubai. He was not present in court amid the pair’s high-profile legal battle.

Princess Haya is the third female relative of Sheikh Mohammed’s to flee the UAE. Last year, one of the Sheikh’s daughters from a previous wife reportedly tried to escape imprisonment by her family. Her older sister, Sheikha Shamsa, reportedly failed in an attempt to run away from the family’s U.K. estate in 2000.

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