Runaway Princess Haya is made envoy

Runaway Princess Haya is made envoy

A princess battling the ruler of Dubai over the custody of their two children has been made a senior diplomat at the Jordanian embassy in London.

Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, 45, the sister of King Abdullah of Jordan, returned to the family division of the High Court yesterday for a preliminary hearing before a full hearing next month. Her husband, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, 70, had applied for the children to be returned to Dubai.

The appointment of Princess Haya as a first secretary was announced in the London diplomatic list published by the Foreign Office. A former Olympic equestrian, she became the sheikh’s sixth and youngest wife in 2004.

She fled to Britain in May with her children and has urged a British…

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