Princess Haya and Dubai ruler's 55 550 million divorce

Princess Haya and Dubai ruler's 55 550 million divorce

Princess Haya and Dubai ruler's divorce

Sheikh Mohammed bin Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai, and his estranged wife, Princess Haya bint al-Hussein.

The money paid in divorce between the ruler of Dubai and his wife has been called the biggest divorce case in British legal history. Dubai's billionaire ruler and his estranged wife have agreed to pay 55 550 million to complete the divorce.

The British High Court on Tuesday ordered Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, the 47-year-old daughter of former Jordanian King Hussein, to pay a lump sum of 255 million.

She was the youngest of six wives of Sheikh Muhammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Sheikh Rashid Al Maktoum is the billionaire ruler of Dubai, the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and the owner of a race course.

In the decision, Princess Haya has been provided a separate amount of money for the management of two properties worth millions of pounds. One of the properties is located in Kensington Palace, London, while the other is their main residence in Egham, a town in Surrey County.

The court has set aside a considerable amount for the safety and security of the princess. In addition, Dubai is responsible for paying for her vacation expenses, the salaries of her employees, the salaries of the midwives, nurses and other staff, as well as the pets living in the Princess's house. It has been imposed on Sheikh.

The court also ordered the couple's two children, a 14-year-old daughter and a nine-year-old son, to pay  5.6 million a year separately. The court also ordered a  290 million guarantee for a formal bailout.

Fear of death

This long-running judicial custody war has exposed the general secret world of the royal families of the Middle East.

Princess Haya fled Dubai to the UK with her children in 2019, fleeing on the pretext that she was in danger of being killed, as Sheikh Mohammed had killed two of them before the incident. The daughters, Sheikha Latifa and Sheikha Shamsa, were abducted and sent back to Dubai against their will.

Sheikh Mohammed, 72, one of the most influential figures in the world of horse racing, has denied the abduction.

However, the 2020 High Court ruling ruled that all possibilities for kidnapping and murder were correct. Sheikh Muhammad Al Maktoum had published a poem entitled 'You are alive, you are dead'. It was widely speculated that the princess would be assassinated after finding out about her relationship with a former British Army bodyguard.

Princess Haya continued to receive threats after moving to Britain. He kept getting messages like 'We can get anywhere' and since then he has spent a lot of money on security for fear of his life lest his children be abducted and he should be returned to Dubai. Not delivered

Princess Haya fled Dubai and arrived in the UK in 2019 with her two children, saying her life was in danger.

The High Court this year ruled that Sheikh Mohammed illegally hacked the mobile phones of Princess Haya, her bodyguards and her legal team, including the phone of Baroness Shackleton of the Tory party.

The hacking was carried out using a notorious spyware called Pegasus, which controls hacked phones and was developed by the Israeli firm NSO Group.

The court was told of a security review in which the threat to Princess Haya and her children was "severe"
The court was told of a security review in which the threat to Princess Haya and her children was "severe"

Sheikh Mohammad said that there was no hacked material in his possession and no surveillance was carried out by his overt or covert authority. However, the president of the Family Division of the High Court in the UK gave a different opinion in his decision.

In the divorce decree, Mr Justice Moore said the princess and her two children were in a particularly dangerous situation, given previous decisions.

He said he needed tighter security in the UK to ensure his continued safety.

He said that the main threat to him was not from external sources but from the father of the children who are capable of using all the resources of the state.

"There is a clear and ever-present threat to these children, which is almost certain until they regain their freedom," the judge said.

The judge added that there would always be a clear threat to (Princess Haya) for the rest of her life, whether it was from (Sheikh Muhammad) or just a common terrorist or from any side. ۔ '

The court was told of a security review in which the threat to Princess Haya and her children was "severe".

The judge later ordered the creation of a fund to cover the cost of using armored vehicles for the family's transportation.

The High Court judge said that he had tried his best to reach a reasonable conclusion in view of the "extraordinary wealth and remarkable standard of living of these children during their marriage". He said he had decided the case "out of the ordinary".

Princess Haya's lawyers had insisted that she had not made any claims for her future needs, but during the court hearing she was criticized for her lavish spending.

For example, his son, who is only nine years old, has been given three expensive cars because he was "accustomed to giving away cars." The judge said that this was a legitimate criticism.

The verdict also includes evidence provided by Princess Haya that she had an affair with some of her security personnel and was blackmailed into doing so.

He also made several large payments to four of the staff, some of which were obtained from his children's bank accounts.

To address the issue, he said he had sold jewelry worth more than a million pounds and had to sell more valuables since then.

Sheikh Mohammed of Dubai has said that the family gifts given to his ex-wife will be sent to him.

They included "ballet shoes" given to him by world-renowned dancers Dame Margot Fontaine and Rudolf Nouriyev. Sheikh Mohammed also said that he had removed the online poem attributed to him, which the princess had described as a threat to her life. He said he had no intention of harming the princess.