Princess Haya of Jordan has been reportedly appointed the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Jordanian Embassy in Britain by her half-brother, King Abdullah II, according to the London based Al Quds. This comes after Britain did not accept Haya’s asylum request as she battles in court with husband, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, over their children.
The appointment for Her Royal Highness would mean immunity and protection under the Geneva Convention as a diplomat for her and her children.
Royal Central has reached out to the Jordanian Embassy for confirmation.
Her full brother, Prince Ali has been said to be giving Haya a lot of support and was one of the biggest proponents of getting her protection from the Ruler of Dubai. King Abdullah made the decision after the Princess’s legal team proposed the idea.
The Princess and the Sheikh separated this year and proceedings in London are underway regarding the custody of their two children. At the end of July, Haya applied for a “forced marriage protection order” in England’s High Court. This protection order helps if someone is being forced into marriage or has already been forced into marriage. Princess Haya requested the order for one of her children.
She also applied for a “non-molestation order,” which is supposed to protect from harassment of threats. In addition, she applied for wardship, which means that the court makes any major decisions where children are concerned.
Princess Haya is the daughter of the late King Hussein of Jordan and younger half-sister of King Abdullah II.