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…