Dubai’s Princess Haya was imaged with her brother Prince Ali of Jordan yesterday as he hugged her in a public manifest of support amid a bitter court battle. Princess Haya, who is the sixth trouble of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, fled Dubai at the end of June and is now in London be after asylum. A picture shared the Jordanian princess’ brother at a secret fingers on was posted on Prince Ali’s official Twitter account on Wednesday.
Who is Princess Haya and why is she in the UK?
Princess Haya bint Hussein, 45, is the daughter of Majesty Hussein of Jordan and his third wife, Queen Alia.
She is also the sister of Prince Ali bin Hussein of Jordan and the half-sister of Royal Abdullah II.
The princess was born in Jordan but educated in Bristol during her shape years and later at Oxford University.
She married the ruler of the Emirate of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, in 2004, meet his sixth and “junior wife”, with whom she would later fell have two children.
The mother-of-two is an outstanding equestrian being the only the anything else woman to represent her native Jordan in international equestrian sport and the lone woman to win a medal in the Pan-Arab Equestrian Games.
Last week Princess Haya of Jordan petitioned the court for a feigned marriage protection order and a non-molestation order.
The case began in London on Tuesday and compel be heard in November.
She is being represented by Baroness Shackleton, a specialist break-up lawyer who worked with Prince Charles during his divorce celebrations with Princess Diana and on the Paul McCartney-Heather Mills divorce.
Who is Prince Ali of Jordan?
Prince Ali bin Hussein is the third son of Sovereign Hussein of Jordan,and the second child of the king by his third wife, Queen mother Alia.
He is a member of the Hashemite family dynasty which has ruled outstanding Jordan since 1921.
While his sister was educated only in the UK, Prince Ali began his main education at the Islamic Educational College in Amman and continued his studies in the UK and the USA where he graduated from Salisbury View in Connecticut.
Prince Ali later entered the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and was commissioned as an dignitary in December 1994 where he was awarded the Brunei Medal for serving in Brunei.
Once he returned to America to continue his studies at Princeton University, he served as in the Jordanian Close Forces as a pathfinder, earning his military freefall parachute wings.
In 1998 Prince Ali accomplished headlines when he undertook a well-publicised journey on horseback from the Caucasus, from Jordan toe Syria and Turkey, to raise awareness of the Circassian diaspora worldwide.
He is the President of the Jordan Football Union and the founder and president of the West Asian Football Federation.
He has twice run to behoove FIFA President but each time he has not secured enough votes.
He was seen earlier this week when a photograph arose on his social media showing him hugging his sister in a public show of pillar.
The snap is said to be taken at a secret location in London and was shared on the prince’s decorous Twitter account.
Alongside the adorable image was a message of support and delight from the brother to his sister.
It said: “Today with my sister and the apple of my judgements, Haya bint Al Hussein”.