British Press Muse Princess Haya Bodyguard Friendship

Published July 7th, 2019 - 07:33 GMT
Dubai Ruler Suspects that Princess Haya Might Had 'Inappropriate Contact' with her Bodyguard  (Twitter)
Dubai Ruler Suspects that Princess Haya Might Had 'Inappropriate Contact' with her Bodyguard (Twitter)
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Princess Haya refused and is now set be involved in the UK's most expensive divorce.

Dubai's ruler suspected his estranged wife Princess Haya had 'inappropriate contact' with her British bodyguard when he found them together during a surprise visit to their London home, a friend has claimed.



Sheikh Mohammed al Maktoum returned unexpectedly to the £85m mansion from attending a joint wedding of three sons in Dubai in May.

Family sources said he was 'shocked' to find his 45-year-old wife with the bodyguard at the lavish residence and immediately demanded she return with him to Dubai.

Princess Haya refused and is now set be involved in the UK's most expensive divorce.

The billionaire racehorse owner was already concerned about the close relationship between his much younger wife and the former army officer who provided security for the Dubai royal family, it is claimed.

Family sources said he was 'shocked' to find his 45-year-old wife with the bodyguard at the lavish residence and immediately demanded she return with him to Dubai.

Princess Haya, one of his six wives, lavished gifts on the bodyguard, while senior royals were critical of the closeness between the pair, reported The Times.    

'The Sheikh came back to the house unannounced and found his wife with the bodyguard. His suspicions were confirmed, ' a family source told Mail Online.

'Having left for his sons' wedding he was not expected to be back so early.

'He did not tell the staff he would be coming back and arrived unannounced at the house where he found his wife and the bodyguard. They were too close for his liking.'
 



However, reports in the Times newspaper indicated that the Sheikh's suspicions were, in fact, unfounded.

The billionaire Sheikh flew home to Dubai – while his wife and their two young children remained in London.

He later posted a poem to social media that alluded to the alleged close relationship.

He wrote: 'You betrayer, you betrayed the most precious trust, and your game has been revealed.'

The Sheikh had left his wife alone with the bodyguard to attend his eldest son Prince Hamdan wedding on May 15.

Two other sons Sheikh Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Ahmad were also wed at the same time.

Haya, one of the Sheikh's six wives, has a court date later this month that is set to be the most expensive divorce with the pair hiring top lawyers.

Haya, one of the Sheikh's six wives, has a court date later this month that is set to be the most expensive divorce with the pair hiring top lawyers.

She has engaged Fiona Shackleton who handled the divorce of Princess Diana from Prince Charles.

The Sheikh and his estranged wife are also battling each other for custody of their children.

Sources said the senior members of the Dubai royal court had become concerned about the 'inappropriate intimacy' between the princess and the unnamed bodyguard who accompanied the family of trips worldwide.

MailOnline has been told that since being found with the 45-year-old Princess the bodyguard has remained in London and is unlikely to ever return to the UAE.

The bodyguard worked for UK Mission Enterprise Limited who provided round the clock security for the Sheikh and his family.

The company is mostly comprised of ex British army officers and is owned by the Dubai Government.  

It was claimed on Wednesday that Princess Haya ran away from her luxurious life in Dubai – having spent months 'meticulously' plotting her escape – because of what she learned about another member of the Dubai royals who tried to flee.  

Princess Latifa, a daughter of the billionaire racehorse-owning sheikh by another of his six wives, was said to have been captured as she tried to get away to make a new life, and dragged back to Dubai.

She has claimed in a video that she was held on her father's orders after her escape bid was discovered. 

The bodyguard is understood to have played a key role in informing Princess Haya about her husband's alleged ill treatment of his 33-year-old daughter Princess Latifa.

She had been allegedly imprisoned and tortured after an escape attempt in here teens and was forcibly returned to Dubai last year after another failed escape when she was captured by UAE commandos.

The bodyguard is understood to have relayed 'disturbing facts' about Latifa's treatment to the Princess prompting her decision to leave her husband.

David Haigh from the Free Latifa Campaign said: 'We hope that when this reaches the High Court the truth about the appalling treatment of Princess Latifa finally comes out.

'Haya is a crucial witness and one person who can tell the world what has happened to Latifa.' 

Princess Haya, the youngest of the sheikh's six wives, is said to be hiding with her children in her £85million mansion overlooking Kensington Palace. 

Princess Haya, the youngest of the sheikh's six wives, is said to be hiding with her children in her £85million mansion overlooking Kensington Palace. 

The princess is the subject of unprecedented legal action brought by her husband in the Family Division of the High Court. 

He is trying to obtain a court order to have his children returned to Dubai. 

Both husband and wife are friends of the Queen, prompting fears she may be dragged into what could be Britain's biggest ever divorce.

This article has been adapted from its original source.    


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