From top: Princess Latifah and Mary Robinson in Dubai, December 2018; Princess Haya and Dubai ruler Sheikh Maktoum in 2016; Princess Haya outside the High Court in London this morning;
The ruler of Dubai today lost his court bid to keep secret his marital feud with his youngest wife who ran away to London.
The Appeal Court ruled that the world should know what a judge has concluded about Sheikh Maktoum and Princess Haya’s High Court wrangle, which has been going on since she fled Dubai last year.
Princess Haya, wearing a lilac dress suit, was in the Appeal Court in London to hear the verdict, arriving with lawyer Baroness Fiona Shackleton.
But despite the ruling, the details of the case remain private because the billionaire sheikh – a friend of the Queen – now has the option of taking his appeal to the Supreme Court, to ask the highest judges in the land to keep the case under wraps.
Billionaire Dubai ruler Sheikh Al Maktoum loses court bid to keep secret his marital feud with youngest wife Princess Haya after she ran away to London ‘in fear of her life’ (Daily Mail)
Previously: Latifa, Haya And Rescuing Mary
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon
Summary of judgment made in Scotland’s highest civil court this morning in respect of Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament
Three judges of the Inner House at the Court of Session in Edinburgh have said UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament in the run-up to the October Brexit deadline is unlawful.
Their decision overturns a previous rejection of an attempt to have the suspension declared unlawful.
Severin Carrell, in The Guardian, reports:
The British government will appeal against the Scottish appeal court’s decision, which also contradicts a decision in Johnson’s favour by senior English judges last week, at the supreme court.
The supreme court has already scheduled an emergency hearing on both the Scottish and English cases for 17 September, alongside a third challenge brought in the courts in Belfast.
Scottish judges rule Boris Johnson’s prorogation unlawful (The Guardian)
Pic: Lorna Gordon (BBC)