#information Princess Haya makes rare public appearance to attend committal service for Queen at Windsor Castle #WorldNews
Princess Haya bint Hussein has made a rare public appearance to attend a committal service for the Queen in Windsor.
The princess got here to pay her respects to the late monarch along with her brother Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan earlier than this afternoon’s service at St George’s Chapel.
It got here a day after her ex-husband, Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum, paid a go to to Buckingham Palace to meet King Charles at a reception on the eve of the Queen’s funeral.
There had been considerations the Sheikh Mohammed might come into contact with Prince Hassan at yesterday’s reception, a probably awkward encounter after Princess Haya’s divorce from the Sheikh.
The sheikh, a horse race-loving pal of the Royal Family and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, has been accused by one among his personal daughters of maintaining her hostage in opposition to her will, the High Court heard. He has constantly denied the allegations.
Last yr the High Court in London granted the princess full custody of the 2 kids she had with Sheikh Mohammed after a prolonged divorce battle.
She was additionally awarded £554million – the largest ever divorce settlement within the UK – which can primarily be spent on safety for her two kids Jalila, 14, and Zayed, 9.
Since then she has laid down roots within the English countryside and was a pal of the Queen, with the pair sharing a love of horses and equestrian.
She was one among many shut pals of Her Majesty to attend the committal service at St George’s Chapel in Windsor this afternoon, the place the Queen was lastly laid to relaxation after greater than per week of nationwide mourning.
Princess Haya bint Al Hussein (proper) and her brother Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan (second proper) have been seen attending a committal service for the Queen in Windsor this afternoon
It marks a rare public appearance for Princess Haya, who was final yr awarded greater than £500million in her divorce with the ruler of Dubai
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was pictured arriving at a reception at Buckingham Palace on the eve of the Queen’s funeral
Princess Haya didn’t attend the Queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey, along with her half-brother King Abdullah II representing the nation of Jordan, alongside together with his spouse Queen Rania
While the princess did attend the committal service, she didn’t go to the Queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey earlier within the day, along with her half-brother King Abdullah II representing Jordan together with his spouse Queen Rania.
Earlier this week Princess Haya shifting spoke of how she had been comforted by the Queen after her mom died in a helicopter crash in 1977, and following the dying of her father King Hussein in 1999.
Speaking to Reuters exterior her nation house a couple of days in the past, Princess Haya mentioned: ‘I believe we’ll by no means, ever see a queen like that (once more) and we by no means have earlier than.’
‘I bear in mind after my late father died, and my late mom died, Her Majesty was sort sufficient to have particular phrases for my youthful brother and I and to be sure that we have been alright.
‘She’s been for me, as everybody else, a relentless thread in almost each facet of our lives. I believe there was not a choice made or a time once I did not assume “what would Her Majesty do?” or “What would Her Majesty say?”.
‘She was, I believe, to all walks of society and to so many individuals around the globe… an instance and an inspiration to search for to. And I did so like so many others.’
The princess, who was educated in England and went to Oxford University when she was youthful, filed for divorce from Sheikh Mohammed in 2019.
Princess Haya fled Dubai to Britain in 2019 fearing for her security, and efficiently argued in court docket that her kids can be at danger from being kidnapped by their father after claiming in court docket that he forcibly returned Princesses Latifa and Shamsa once they tried to flee the UAE. These claims have been denied by her now ex-husband.
Princess Latifa was kidnapped from a yacht off the coast of India in 2017 and Princess Shamsa was kidnapped whereas in Cambridge and returned to Dubai in 2000.
Before the Queen’s funeral yesterday the very best pal of Princess Latifa mentioned Sheikh Mohammed shouldn’t have been invited.
Tiina Jauhiainen informed MailOnline that the ruler of Dubai have to be snubbed by Buckingham Palace and the British Government together with Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Al Saud.
Ms Jauhiainen informed MailOnline: ‘I do not assume an individual together with his popularity needs to be invited to the Queen’s funeral.
‘I hope we’re not going to be seeing MBS [what the Crown Prince is colloquially known as] both.’
Sheikh Mohammed and Princess Haya divorced in 2019 after her affair with one among her bodyguards. Pictured: The princess and sheikh at Royal Ascot in June 2008
In their divorce proceedings, the court docket ordered Sheikh Mohammed to pay £554million to his ex-wife, together with a lump sum fee of £251million.
The prince should additionally present a £290m HSBC financial institution assure for his kids underpinning an £11m annual upkeep fee, in addition to ongoing safety prices for them as adults, £3m to cowl their schooling and £9.6m in upkeep arrears.
Lawyers for the princess had argued tight safety was wanted to hold her and the kids protected from her ex-husband.
Mr Justice Moor declared in a 73 web page judgement that there was a ‘clear and ever-present danger’ to the princess and her two younger kids and that Sheikh Mohammed was the ‘primary risk to her’.
The judgement revealed how Princess Haya alleged that she had paid out £7million to ‘blackmailers’ on her safety employees to hold secret her affair along with her British bodyguard, Russell Flowers, which led to the breakdown of her marriage.
The billionaire Dubai ruler has beforehand been discovered on the steadiness of possibilities to have kidnapped two of his grownup daughters, Shamsa (left) and Latifa (proper)
While the award permits the princess to proceed to reside within the lifetime of luxurious she loved because the sheikh’s sixth spouse, it’s £900m lower than what her attorneys had initially demanded.
Mr Justice Moor wrote in his judgment: ‘There will stay a transparent and current danger to HRH for the rest of her life, whether or not it’s from HH (her ex) or simply the conventional terrorist and different threats confronted by the princess in her place.’
Sheikh Mohammed was additionally discovered to have had his brokers ‘hack’ the telephones of his ex-wife and her attorneys, together with Baroness Fiona Shackleton.