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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 

Related: Trump could visit Ireland as early as June – Taoiseach (March 15, 2019, RTE)

From top: The Tate Modern, South Bank London; Classical composer Gavin Bryars’ powerful  ‘Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet’, a piece centred upon an unknown homeless man’s vocal refrain

Free tomorrow?

In London?

Via The Big Issue:

Homeless people have been encouraged to attend the Tate Modern’s most accessible concert yet. The free 12-hour concert will take place at the venue on London’s South Bank at 8pm.

The show will feature British composer Gavin Bryars’ 1975 piece Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet.

People who have been affected by homelessness will perform alongside professional musicians from the chamber orchestra of the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields.

The Academy has been working with homeless people for roughly 20 years, but have never before orchestrated an event which involves those affected by homelessness so closely.

In fairness.

Free overnight concert at Tate Modern welcomes homeless (The Big Issue)

London orchestra Plays Through The Night (Slippedisc)

Thanks Ultan Mashup

In London this weekend?

Alan Flanagan writes:

At this Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in London, the Votes for Irish Citizens Abroad  (VICA) campaign will be marching to celebrate the contribution of Irish emigrants and to call for a Yes vote in this year’s referendum on Presidential voting rights.

We believe that each citizen deserves a vote, and Ireland should move in line with 34 other European countries by extending the franchise.

VICA’s focus this year is on campaigning for a YES vote in the Autumn referendum to extend Presidential voting rights to Irish citizens abroad – in other words, a #voteforthevote.

Votes For Irish Citizens Abroad

St Patrick’s Day in Trafalgar Square, London.

Anyone?

London St Patrick’s Day festival (London.gov)

’tis one.

Last night.

The Irish Embassy, London.

Britain’s Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, greeted above by Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney, was guest of honour at a St Patrick’s dinner to celebrate Irish artists in Britain.

Rollingnews

Meanwhile

Prince Charles meets actress Fiona Shaw and comedian Dara Ó Briain .

Nothing is that funny.

Off your knees, quislings.

Pic: Getty