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Dubai ruler ordered to pay 550 million pounds in Princess Haya divorce case

London, Dec 21 (EFE).- Dubai’s ruler Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was Tuesday ordered to pay Princess Haya Bint al-Hussein and their two children some 550 million pounds ($728M) in what was the highest divorce settlement ruling by a British court.

Peincess Haya, his sixth wife, will obtain 251.5 million pounds, as per the ruling announced by the high court in London Tuesday.

The Emir will have to make continuous payments to their children, Al Jalila and Zayed, ages 14 and nine, through a 290 million pound bank guarantee.

The final amount may be higher or lower depending on several factors, including the children’s life expectancy or a potential reconciliation, according to the verdict.

The 47-year-old princess, half-sister of Jordan’s King Abdullah II, fled the United Arab Emirates to the United Kingdom in 2019 with her two children because she said she feared for her life.

A high court judge ruled last October that al-Maktoum ordered the installation of spyware on the phones of his ex-wife’s phone and the team of lawyers who defended her during the custody battle. EFE


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