A Saudi prince has been ordered to pay £25,000 to charity for failing to attend the High Court in London, in person to defend himself against a claim that he promised millions of pounds to his father’s “secret wife”.
The judge, sitting in London, was told Prince Abdul Aziz – son of the late King Fahd – could not attend because of fears of the Saudi royal family that it would lead to a “media circus”.
Palestinian-born Janan Harb, 67, says she secretly married King Fahd – then a prince and minister of the interior of Saudi Arabia – in 1968 when she was 19 and he repeatedly promised “to look after me and maintain me for the rest of my life”.
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