DUBAI’s billionaire ruler Sheik Mohammed al-Maktoum has released a new poem declaring his love for his estranged wife despite their bitter custody battle.
He said he loves Princess Haya and “she is the only person between thousands of eyes who took him and is in control of him”.
In July, the sheikh shared a cryptic poem about ‘swords of pain’ as the High Court set a November date for his divorce battle.
Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein has applied for a forced marriage protection order for her two children that could prevent them from being taken abroad.
Oxford-educated Haya, 45, attended the second day of a preliminary hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice in London where it was decided the full hearing will be held on November 11.
The president of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, allowed the media to report that Princess Haya has applied for wardship of their children, as well as for a non-molestation order.
The details of the order sought by Princess Haya are not known, but she claims to have fled Dubai with her two children to hide in the UK “in fear of her life.”
Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has demanded the “summary return” of his children to the United Arab Emirates.
July’s hearing came as Sheik Mohammed, one of the world’s richest men, shared a poem in Arabic called ‘the swords of the sufferer’ which described overcoming life’s challenges.
Princess Haya is a Jordanian princess and is one of six wives of Sheikh Rashid al-Maktoum, himself worth £9bn.
Princess Haya fled Dubai at the beginning of the year and eventually arrived in Germany in May before moving on to Britain.
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It’s said she left her husband after disapproving how the Sheikh had treated his daughter Princess Latifa.
Sheikha Latifa, 33, has allegedly been abducted by Emirati forces from a yacht off the coast of India as she attempted to flee and has not been since December.
Prior to the court appearance in July, Princess Haya had reportedly been hiding out at her £85 million mansion near Kensington Palace in West London.
Princess Haya is being represented by specialist divorce lawyer Fiona Shackleton, who negotiated Prince Charles’ split with Princess Diana.
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