Dubai's billionaire ruler, Sheikh Mohammed al-Maktoum, today shared a cryptic poem about swallowing & # 39; swords of pain & # 39 ;, & # 39; revenge & # 39; and pay homage to the & # 39; glory of the family & # 39; while his & # 39; junior & # 39; sixth woman fought in court to hold one of their children in the UK.
Princess Haya begs a British judge to protect one of her two children from forced marriages and she was at the High Court in London for the second day of her legal battle today.
She claims to have fled Dubai with her two children to hide in the UK & # 39; in fear of her life & # 39 ;, has also asked for a protection order to be used in cases of domestic violence.
Her husband Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, one of the richest men in the world, has demanded the "summary return" of his children to the United Arab Emirates.
Today, the ruler of Dubai, who was not in court, shared a poem in Arabic, & # 39; the swords of the patient & # 39; called, which describes how to overcome the challenges of life.
The short post, which appears to contain Islamic scripture, says: & # 39; Glory to his family. He must give back the revenge … and solve the most difficult things & # 39 ;.
The billionaire's Instagram post came weeks after he posted a poem with the text: & # 39; You have cheated the most precious thing & # 39; and & # 39; I gave you confidence and space … the biggest mistake you made was lying. & # 39;
It is not known whether sheikh Mohammed wrote the poems himself, but many claimed that his Instagram post hit his wife in June because it also included the words & # 39; betrayal & # 39; contained.
The 45-year-old Princess Haya – his sixth wife – has been seen for the first time in months at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.
Princess Haya Bint al-Hussein, pictured today in the Supreme Court, has filed a request for the education of her children and a forced protection order against marriage to prevent her husband and ruler from bringing her abroad from Dubai
The princess, pictured with lawyer Baroness Fiona Shackleton arriving at the court, is in the early stages of a divorce with her husband that could be worth £ 4.5 billion
Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, the estranged wife of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (shown together in 2017) seeks a protection order in Great Britain
While his wife fought the sheikh in the Supreme Court, he posted a poem on Instagram in which he described how he & # 39; swords & # 39; fought and & # 39; difficult & # 39; challenges
How physical threats and emotional blackmail are used to force people to marry
Forced marriage is defined as when a person gets physical or emotional and psychological pressure to marry someone.
This can range from threats of violence to being told that you & # 39; shame your family & # 39; by resisting a trade union.
In 2014, it was specifically punishable in England and Wales and the law extends to prohibiting victims from being taken abroad to get married.
Those who lack the mental capacity to agree to marriage are also protected.
If the authorities believe that a person is at risk of forced marriages, they can issue protection orders that carry a maximum penalty of five years if they are violated.
A perpetrator who forces someone to marry against his will can receive up to seven years in prison.
Forced marriage protection orders contain legally binding conditions that govern a person's behavior to prevent anyone from being forced into a marriage.
They can be provided in an emergency to provide immediate protection that prohibits that person from being involved in a wedding.
She wore an ivory dress, earrings with diamond studs, and a designer handbag. She was accompanied by Baroness Shackleton, the specialized divorce lawyer called the "Steel Magnolia" who handled the separation of Prince Charles and Princess Diana and the separation of Paul McCartney-Heather Mills.
The family court has heard that, under British law, Princess Haya has applied for "forced marriage protection" for one of her children.
This is designed to protect someone at risk of being & # 39; threatened with a forced marriage & # 39; to prevent them from being taken from the UK, according to the government website.
The Oxford-trained princess has also asked for a & # 39; non-molestation order & # 39 ;, intended to help victims of domestic violence.
There were extraordinary scenes at the High Court, while private bodyguards roamed outside Court 33 with oak panels, while the secrets of the Dubai royal family were dissected by some of the UK's best-paid lawyers.
The sheik, who owns racing stables in Newmarket, was not present, but the 70-year-old ruler ordered three top QC's to fight his corner, along with lawyer Helen Ward, who in 2009 won the £ 2 billion fortune from Bernie Ecclestone protected against his ex-wife Slavica.
Princess Haya, the half-sister of King Abdullah II of Jordan, sat in the front row, listening attentively as the fate of her children unfolded.
She smuggled them out of Dubai earlier this year – for fear of her life – said Frank Gardner, the BBC's well-connected security correspondent.
Allegedly she took £ 31 million with her and sought refuge in her £ 85 million mansion near Kensington Palace.
Princess Haya was swept in the RCJ in a Mercedes with driver and surrounded by security
Reporters based outside England and Wales were unable to attend the hearing (photo of Princess Haya arrived today)
Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed al-Maktoum and alienated wife Princess Haya Bint al-Hussein, pictured together at Royal Ascot in 2013, have started a fight at the UK Supreme Court over their children for their divorce
Princess Haya, rightly so, fled Dubai with her two children in June by the Sheikh and legal experts predict that they could fight for £ 4.5 billion in divorce, although today's trial only concerns the welfare of their children
A poem allegedly written by Sheik Mohammed and about & # 39; betrayal & # 39; was placed on an Instagram account linked to the Dubai ruler
The alienated couple are both friends of the queen. Their estimated £ 4.5 billion divorce could be the most expensive in British legal history.
Haya, who is fighting for custody of her two children, has successfully requested divisions of the British court, meaning that no important decisions can be made about their future without the permission of a family judge.
A court order means that further details of the case, including the age and gender of the children, cannot be reported.
The battle between the parents is still at an early stage and all applications must still be heard or decided.
The family court will hear arguments later this year before deciding what to do with the children.
The divorce proceedings have not even begun.
The princess (right) had previously met the Duchess of Cornwall (left) in Dubai. The Supreme Court heard today that the princess was applying for a protection order for forced marriage
Family courts will debate what will happen to the couple's children. The princess with her husband in 2018 (left) and during an event in London (right)
The princess recently moved to a £ 85 million mansion, pictured, that she bought from Indian billionaire Lakshmi Mittal in 2017
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum is pictured here and receives a trophy from the queen after one of his horses won the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 22, with his wife noticeably absent after having previously visited the event with him
Sources claim that Princess Haya fled after she & # 39; disturbing facts & # 39; had heard about the treatment of the Sheikh from his 33-year-old daughter Latifa, 33, who, according to campaigners, is being held & # 39; in Dubai after a failed escape attempt
It was previously reported that Haya had fled Dubai in May after what happened to her husband's daughter, Princess Latifa, 33.
Latifa, one of his 23 children of different women, left last year to make a new life in the US, but was intercepted by special forces and forced to return.
The BBC security correspondent said that Haya is afraid she might be kidnapped and brought back to Dubai.
The Sheikh, who is also Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, has not made any public comments.
Former infantry soldier Russell Flowers (photo) is, according to the bodyguard & # 39; inappropriate contact & # 39; with the wife of the Dubai ruler, Sheikh Mohammed, who caused their divorce
Flowers, a close protection officer (pictured on Ascot last year with Princess Haya and Sheikh Mohammed) worked for the Princess for five years where the couple made a close friendship
The princess would spend time with the former infantry soldier in the beautiful 3000-acre Suffolk house Dalham Hall (above). Mr. Flowers lived in his marital home in Newmarket before divorcing his wife last year
Battle of the big-money briefs: Ruler of Dubai and his on-the-run wife bring in two of London's most famous divorce lawyers as they prepare to wage war over his billions
By Joe Middleton for MailOnline
The ruler of Dubai and his on-the-run wife have brought in two of London's most famous divorce lawyers as they prepare to battle over his billions.
Oxford-educated princess Haya Al Hussein fled the country with her children after the end of her marriage to billionaire Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum.
Princess Haya hired Baroness Shackleton, who represented Prince Charles and Sir Paul McCartney.
Princess Haya is supposed to live in London in a £ 85 million mansion near Kensington Palace, and has hired Baroness Shackleton (pictured right), representing Prince Charles and Sir Paul McCartney. Meanwhile, Sheikh Mohammed has hired Helen Ward (photo left) who represented Guy Ritchie when he divorced Madonna
In the meantime, Sheikh Mohammed has hired Helen Ward who represented Guy Ritchie when he divorced Madonna.
Hiring two of London's most reputable lawyers indicates that the capital is the likely location for probably an obscene and fiercely disputed divorce and custody battle in the capital's history.
Baroness Shackleton is known as the & # 39; Steel Magnolia & # 39 ;, because of her charm and determination, after receiving a divorce arrangement for the Prince of Wales in 1996.
She also represented Sir Paul McCartney in his divorce, and a glass of water was famously thrown over her by Heather Mills.
Baroness Shackleton became a life companion on the Tory banks in 2010 and remains the personal lawyer of Princes William and Harry.
Meanwhile, Lady Ward, who works for Stewart & # 39; s Law of London, is known for her keen intelligence and work ethics, claiming that she worked 17 or 18 hours a day & # 39; if necessary & # 39 ;.
Lady Ward was also represented Bernie Ecclestone in his £ 2 billion divorce fight with ex-wife Slavica, at the High Court in 2009.
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