Dubai’s Princess leaves crown prince; flees country with £31 million

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoumm, Crown Prince of Dubai. (Photo: Getty Images)

Dubai’s Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, 45, has reportedly left her husband Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai and one of the world’s richest men. According to reports, the princess has fled to London with £31million following the break-up of their marriage. It comes after one of the Sheikh’s daughter’s Princess Latifa fled Dubai last year, when she vanished off the coast of Goa.

Princess Haya bint Al Hussein is the daughter of the late King of Jordan and sister of the present king. Sheikh Mohammed has denounced the treachery and betrayal by his wife, and wrote on Instagram, “Go to whom you get busy with!!!!!?”

Princess Haya is claimed to have been helped by a German diplomat after fleeing Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Sources say her application for asylum has been approved in principle by Germany. However, she is also said to be seeking protection in the U.K., where she is currently said to be residing at a secret location. It has sparked a potential diplomatic crisis between the two countries. German authorities have refused to comment on reports of Princess Haya’s escape from her husband.

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