Dubai & # 39; s princess Haya & # 39; goes into hiding in London after he broke up with the billionaire ruler of emirate & # 39;
Princess Haya was also noticeably absent from last week's Royal Ascot, which she usually attends with her husband Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
The wife of the billionaire ruler of Dubai is said to have gone into hiding in London following the breakup of her marriage, according to sources close to the family.
Princess Haya Al Hussein would seek a divorce after she initially fled to Germany, where she sought political asylum.
Unconfirmed reports in Arab media suggest that a German diplomat has helped her & # 39; escape & # 39; from Dubai, which could lead to a possible diplomatic crisis between the two countries.
It is alleged that the German authorities refused a request from her husband Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Maktoum to return his wife to Dubai.
Just three months ago, one of the children of the sheik, Princess Latifa bint Mohammed Al Maktoum, would have been imprisoned off the coast of India and attempted to flee to America after she had lived under the strict control of her father.
She has since disappeared, but is believed to have been returned to the United Arab Emirates, where her father is the Prime Minister and Vice President.
The German authorities also declined to comment on the media reports and a spokesperson for the Dubai ruler also did not comment.
Two sources near the royal family of Dubai confirmed that Princess Haya has left the country and is seeking a divorce.
Queen Elizabeth II presents the ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum with a trophy for the winning owner of the 4.20 Diamond Jubilee Stakes this year
Princess Haya Al Hussein (pictured with her husband Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Maktoum) would seek a divorce after initially fleeing to Germany, where she sought political asylum
Oxford has trained Princess Haya and has not been on public display since May 20, and her social media accounts, which are usually full of photos of her charity work, have not been active since February.
The princess was also a surprise appearance from Royal Ascot last week.
The 45-year-old accomplished rider usually accompanies her husband during his annual visit to the sporting event.
Dubai & # 39; s & # 39; runaway princess & # 39; that has not been seen for months
Smiling for the camera, this selfie is the last known photo of Princess Sheikha Latifa, a daughter of the billionaire ruler of Dubai who tried to flee the Arab state in March.
She lived under a strict curfew and accompanied by kindred spirits when she went to live outside her royal palace. Princess Latifa had even contacted civil rights to tell about her desperation to leave her father's country.
Planning to start a new life in America where she would demand political asylum, the princess drove from Dubai to Oman, where she then sailed to India.
Princess Latifa (left) laughs with girlfriend Tina Jauhainsen (right) as she is seen for the last time since she left her father's strict regime to start a new life abroad
She was accompanied by friend Tina Jauhainsen, also seen in the photo, and met former French spy Herve Jaubert on his yacht Nostromo anchored in international waters.
But eight days after the 33-year-old posted the photo online, she was taken off the yacht off the coast of India and sent back to Dubai by force.
Jauhiainen and Jaubert were also returned to Dubai and interrogated, but were released after MailOnline revealed the recording of Latifa.
Princess Sheikha Latifa posed for a & # 39; selfie & # 39 ;, several hours before embarking on a yacht hoping to escape the authority of her father, the billionaire ruler of Dubai
Dubai officials have declined to comment on Latifa's whereabouts, despite pressure from human rights groups and the United Nations.
Earlier in the Civil Rights Group, detained in Dubai, the Princess revealed after an earlier escape attempt as a teenager, she was tortured and imprisoned for three years.
Latifa is one of the 30 children who have had the sheik with his six wives.
She will be the subject of a BBC documentary called Escape from Dubai – The Mystery of the Missing Princess, which will be screened on BBC2 in December.
Both she and her husband had horses running in the ring of the Duke of Edinburgh.
Sheikh Maktoum, 68, was photographed with his entire male entourage and meeting with the Queen and Duke of Cambridge during the Royal Ascot week, but there was no sign of his wife.
A poem allegedly written by Maktoum and about & # 39; betrayal & # 39; was posted on an Instagram account linked to the Dubai ruler.
Unconfirmed Arab media reports have suggested that she was helped to & # 39; escape & # 39; by a German diplomat
In the poem the expression & # 39; you have cheated the most valuable thing & # 39; and & # 39; I gave you confidence and space … the biggest mistake you made was lying & # 39 ;.
There is no confirmation that Maktoum was responsible for the publication of the poem on social media.
Princess Haya is one of the six women of the Dubai ruler, married in 2004. She is often referred to as his & # 39; junior wife & # 39; and is the daughter of the deceased King Hussein of Jordan.
It is not known whether her two young children are with her or in Dubai.
Her half-brother, King Abdullah II, is the current ruler of Jordan.
A report of her flight to Germany first appeared on the Eurabia.com website.
Another Emirates Leaks site also reported the claim that Princess Haya had fled to Germany with her children Jalila, 11 and Zayed, seven years old. The US-based site The Daily Beast claimed that Haya was hiding in London.
Many others have also responded to the reports on Twitter, including the controversial internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom.
He wrote to his 700,000 followers: & # 39; There are unconfirmed reports that @hrhprincesshaya fled to Germany with the help of a German diplomat. If it is true, Haya can finally talk about what happened to Princess Latifa. If you have information, contact me via Twitter dm. & # 39;
The aforementioned Princess Latifa is the 33-year-old daughter of Sheikh Maktoum who unsuccessfully tried to flee Dubai and start a new life last year.
It is alleged that German authorities refused a request from her husband Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Maktoum to return his wife to Dubai.
The princess cannot be seen in public since 20 May and her social media accounts have not been active since February
Mail Online revealed how the princess escaped from Dubai with the help of her best friend and a former French spy.
She made a series of videos & # 39; s to be released if her bid for freedom failed and described how her life as a princess in the Arab kingdom was a sham.
Princess Sheikha Latifa, 33, daughter of the ruler of Dubai, fled the country in political asylum in America in March
Latifa claimed that she was not allowed to have a passport and was not allowed to live alone and that she was previously imprisoned for two years after a failed escape attempt in her teenage years.
After she had fled Dubai, she was tracked down for a hunt on the Indian Ocean and forcibly returned to Dubai, where friends claim to have been drugged and not allowed.
The authorities in Dubai refused to comment on her escape offer or alleged abuse.
But after her plight in the United Nations came and a campaign was started to secure her freedom, former Irish Prime Minister Mary Robinson was invited by Princess Haya to meet her.
The princess was then forced to defend Mrs. Robinson after coming in for an avalanche of human rights groups' criticism of the staged meeting and Latifa a & # 39; young woman with problems & # 39; called.
In an interview with Irish radio, the princess said she said the situation in Latifa was an & # 39; extremely private affair & # 39; used to be.
She said she asked Mrs. Robinson to visit because she was a trusted friend and knew each other from their work with the United Nations.
Regarding Latifa, the princess said: & # 39; It is a matter of private family and I do not want to comment on it because I want to protect Latifa myself and ensure that it is not used by anyone else. She is a vulnerable young woman. & # 39;
The princess is known for her charity work and is actively involved in many humanitarian projects. She is an ambassador for the UN messenger of peace and goodwill.
Radha Stirling of the pressure group Held in Dubai said: We have received several reports about the story of Princess Haya, from sources near the governments in Jordan, and the UAE; all of whom indicate that they have sought political asylum in Germany.
An hour-long BBC documentary & # 39; Escape from Dubai – The Mystery of the Missing Princess & # 39; tells the princess's escape bid
& # 39; We cannot comment on the veracity of these reports, but such an event would clearly represent a powerful indictment of the UAE and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, as well as potentially dramatic consequences for relations between the countries involved.
& # 39; When someone applies for political asylum, it is of course because his life is in danger and because he has undergone serious violations and violations of his human rights.
& # 39; We already know that Princess Latifa, the daughter of Sheikh Mohammed, fled the United Arab Emirates in search of asylum and claimed to use unspeakable force in the hands of her father.
& # 39; Now it seems that Princess Haya, the wife of Sheikh Mohammed, has also fled the country and sought refuge in Germany. It is clear that this raises serious questions about what led her to flee, and why she was simply unable to divorce and move herself and her children without fear of reprisals from the Ruler or Dubai.
& # 39; She is, after all, a free adult woman and the sister of the King of Jordan; but apparently she feels unsafe.
& # 39; Princess Haya came to the end of last year to help Sheikh Mohammed conceal international concerns about the well-being of Princess Latifa after her capture and subsequent disappearance.
She met Mary Robinson in an orchestrated photo with a clearly dazed and listless Latifa, in a PR stunt that was widely criticized and that harmed Haya & # 39; s status in the human rights community. & # 39;
Sheikh & # 39; s huge real estate portfolio is spreading across Great Britain
With a wallet the size of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, it is no wonder that the Dubai skyline has skyrocketed over the past decade and now includes the tallest building in the world.
The 69-year-old Arab ruler is responsible for some of the city's most daring projects, including the Palm Islands and the luxurious Burj Al Arab hotel.
Not satisfied with filling the UAE's capital with building sites, the sheik has also focused on pet projects in his beautiful estates in England and Scotland, although this has not proved so popular with the locals.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum has submitted plans to build new accommodation for his family and servants on his 63,000-acre estate in the Highland (photo) that already has a 14-bedroom house and a 16-bedroom hunting lodge
An artist impression of the proposed house with nine bedrooms shows that the new building could look like. Architects working on the plans said that in the past the owners of the estate were limited due to a lack of accommodation & # 39; when they were there
Last year, the billionaire began to expand his huge Scottish estate to accommodate his huge family – adding a nine-bedroom home with two lodges for his staff.
The sheik revealed that travel by his family – including seven wives and more than 20 children – to Inverinate in Wester Ross were limited due to lack of accommodation.
The house and two lodges were the latest addition to the Sheikh's estate, which already has a triple helicopter platform and a 14-bedroom holiday home alongside a luxury 16-bedroom hunting cabin complete with a swimming pool and gym.
Sheikh Mohammed submitted the plans to Highland Council earlier this month, but will not struggle with financing the project, since he is worth more than £ 13.73 billion.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is accused of building portable buildings (pictured) for his servants
The estate of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is for £ 75 million located near Chobham, Surrey
Although this project did not attract too much attention, the neighbors of the sheik on his estate in Surrey were more outspoken when he installed dozens of portable buildings without planning permission.
Photos of the temporary residences on the Longcross estate, near Chobham, Surrey, were created after residents filed a complaint with the Runnymede Borough Council.
One resident wrote: & # 39; I am increasingly worried that there is one planning law for one of the richest men in the world, and another for the rest of us. & # 39;
The £ 75 million estate is also surrounded by a huge green & # 39; prison-like & # 39; metal fence to protect themselves from members of the public who verbally abuse his private & # 39; guards & # 39; threw on the estate grounds.
Last year the crown prince erected a fence around his property, asked for a retrospective building permit and claimed that he was harassed by the locals
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