Former infantry soldier Russell Flowers, 36, is the man whom Princess Haya, 45, is said to have close relationship suspected by Dubai’s rulers.
Russell Flowers who separated from his wife last year, today declined to comment on his friendship with the mother-of-two, who is believed to have fled the Arab Kingdom and hiding at the family’s £85million mansion near Kensington Palace.
Princess Haya had bought Russell Flowers several expensive gifts and bought him a Range Rover, as well as other presents including a £50,000 custom, made hunting rifle, Saville Row suits, and a watch.
Mr Flowers, 36, is said to have become too close to the royal during his five-year posting as her close protection officer based at the family’s Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket and accompanied her around the world.
Russell Flowers was pictured with Princess Haya during the Dubai royal family’s annual visit to Royal Ascot holding her seven-year-old son.
Princess is half-sister of the King of Jordan. She married Sheikh Mohammed in 2004 and is an accomplished show-jumper.
The 69-year-old Sheikh – one of the world’s richest men – has made no official comment but published a poem that many believed was directed at his wife and talking about ‘treachery and betrayal’.
The Princess was said to have fled to Germany to seek political asylum and was said to be in ‘fear of her life.’
Sources in Dubai said she had been preparing to flee for several months with the treatment of her step-daughter Princess Latifa a crucial factor.
Princess Latifa said abuse forced her to flee the kingdom – and human rights groups claim she is being held in captivity in Dubai.
Source: Daily Mail