MSB’s John Owens comments on this potentially huge high-profile divorce case
The battle lines have been drawn for what is set to be one of the biggest and most high-profile divorce cases in over a decade.
Having fled Dubai in June, Princess Haya has sought refuge in London, and it has been reported that she is seeking political asylum in the UK on the basis that she is a former Jordanian official and is allegedly seeking diplomatic immunity.
Princess Haya is married to the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid al-Maktoum. who has a personal wealth estimated in the region of £4.5 billion.
The Princess has issued applications in the High Court in London in respect of her children, specifically protection from forced marriage, and is also seeking the protection of the Court by way of a non-molestation order. The Sheikh is challenging these applications made by his wife.
Both the Princess and the Sheikh have made public statements to advise that the Court applications which have been issued are only in relation to the parties’ children and not related to divorce proceedings or financial matters.