(CNN)The ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum has been ordered to pay his ex-wife Princess Haya bint al-Hussein greater than $728 million (£500 million), in a single of the important thing divorce settlements ever handed down by a UK court.
The figure will be worn to duvet Princess Haya’s security charges for the remainder of her life, as neatly as ongoing charges for the couple’s two children — Al Jalila Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Sheikh Zayed Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum — with an upfront fee of $333 (£251.5m) due within the following three months.
There is no mounted fee on the complete settlement, because the court dominated that Sheikh Mohammed could quiet pay the annual security charges for his two children, weak 9 and 14, for the remainder of their lives or till a further court portray is issued.
In his written judgement published Tuesday, Mr Justice Moor found that the important thing risk going by Princess Haya and her children Jalila and Zayed, is from “[Sheikh Mohammed] himself, no longer from outdoors sources.”
The possibility modified into once made in reference to the Sheikh’s “campaign” of intimidation inflicted on Princess Haya, including “his skill to procedure spend of the Pegasus utility, which is easiest on hand to governments,” to peep on the Princess and her workers, a revelation which surfaced in court documents in October.
Diversified particulars about Sheikh Mohammed and Princess Haya’s married life like been disclosed within the written judgment, including proof that the princess paid four security workers some £6.7 million ($8.8 million) in blackmail money to end soundless over an affair she had with one of them.
Particulars of the affair like been heard in court earlier within the case, including allegations from the Princess that she had obtained a threatening cellular phone name from Sheikh Mohammed about it at the time which left her feeling “timorous.”
Following the ruling, a spokesperson for Sheikh Mohammed mentioned he has continuously made sure his children are offered for.
“The court has now made its ruling on funds and he does now not intend to comment extra,” mentioned the spokesperson in an announcement.
“He asks that the media respect the privateness of his children and net no longer interfere into their lives within the UK.”
The divorce settlement marks the final stage in a years-prolonged strive in opposition to between the estranged couple, by which the UK high court definite that Sheikh Mohammed worn his “giant wealth, political energy and international affect” in an are trying to bully and silence the 47-year-typical princess.
A separate ruling delivered in March 2020 concluded Sheikh Mohammed had previously organized the abduction of two of his daughters and forcibly returned them to Dubai, where he held them in opposition to their will.
The Sheikh has time and again denied all claims raised within the case.
CNN’s Caroline Faraj contributed to this record.