- British court orders Dubai ruler to pay £550 million to ex-wife
- The ex-wife of the former ruler of Dubai took refuge in the UK after fleeing in 2019
- The ruler of Dubai will also pay damages to the children, one of the largest divorce agreements in British history
A UK court has ordered the ruler of Dubai to pay £550 million to an ex-wife and their children as divorce damages. It is being touted as one of the most expensive divorce agreements in British history. In Indian Rupees this amount is 55104446595.
Wife and children will have to pay separately
The London High Court said that Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum must pay £251.5 million to his sixth wife, Princess Haya bint Al Hussein. In addition, his children, 14-year-old Al Jalila and nine-year-old Zayed, will have to pay under a bank guarantee of £29 million. In such a situation, the total amount becomes 55 million pounds.
Sheikh Mohammed is also the PM of UAE
The court said the total amount the children would receive could be more or less than £29 million. It depends on various factors such as how long they live and whether they reconcile with their father. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, 72, is also the Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates.
The princess reached Britain by running away in 2019
Judge Philip Moore passed the order. Forty-seven-year-old Princess Haya fled to the UK in 2019 and sought the protection of her two children through the British courts. Haya, the daughter of the late Jordanian King Hussein, said she was horrified by her husband, who is alleged to have ordered the forced return of their two daughters to the Gulf emirate.
Family court has also heard the verdict against Sheikh
A UK family court judge ruled in October that Sheikh Mohammed ordered the hacking of Princess Haya’s phone during a legal battle. However, Sheikh Mohammed denied the allegation. After which a legal battle was also fought on behalf of Sheikh.