“Princess Haya bint al-Hussein of Jordan, one of six wives of the ruler of Dubai, has asked a U.K. court for protection after she fled the United Arab Emirates earlier this year with her two children.
“Princess Haya, 45, who is the daughter of the late King Hussein of Jordan, appeared on Tuesday for a preliminary hearing in the family court of the High Court of England and Wales, according to The Guardian newspaper.
“She requested a forced marriage protection order, intended to safeguard victims of forced marriages and domestic abuse, according to The Associated Press.
“Reuters reports that she also applied for a “non-molestation order” against harassment or threats.
“The BBC reports that Princess Haya fled the UAE in May with her two children, ages 11 and 7. She was reported earlier this month to be in hiding in a townhouse in London’s posh Kensington Palace Gardens.”
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