Former wife of ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, and Jordan’s Princess, Haya Bint Al-Hussein is alleged to have paid her bodyguard lover to keep their secret.
The Princess paid her British bodyguard $1.6 million to keep quiet about their two-year affair in addition to showering him with lavish gifts like a £16,000 ($21,353) watch and a vintage shotgun.
The daughter of the late King of Jordan is also said to have paid similar amounts to three of the bodyguard’s fellow colleagues in regard for the same silence.
Details of her relationship with Russell Flowers were raised during the recent and bitter divorce hearing against the 70-year-old Emirati ruler at the High Court in London. Princess Haya won custody of the children whom she lives with in Kensington, West London. The sheikh failed in keeping the publication of his marital feud a secret.
Princess Haya married Al-Maktoum in 2004, becoming his sixth and youngest wife until she fled the country with her two children, initially to Germany before settling in London.
The court revealed that she “embarked upon an adulterous relationship with one of her male bodyguards.” She also ended Flowers’ four-year marriage, leaving his wife “devastated” and, according to her friends, her husband was “seduced” by the 46-year-old princess.
Flowers, 37, previously served for five years in the Princess of Wales Roya Regiment before working as a full-time bodyguard for Princess Haya in 2016,
One source close to his wife claimed that during trips abroad, the princess would always insist that she and her bodyguard have connecting rooms. When she was in UK, they would be out “almost every night” and on some occasions would not return home until the next morning.