LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) - The wife of Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Jordanian Princess Haya, has applied a “non-molestation order” and a “forced marriage protection order” in an English court, according to court documents.
Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, the 45-year-old daughter of late King Hussein and half-sister to King Abdullah, also applied for wardship of the children.
She applied for a “non-molestation order,” which protects from harassment or threats, and “a forced marriage protection order,” according to court documents.
A forced marriage protection order helps if someone says they have been forced into marriage or already in a forced marriage, according to official British legal definitions. It was not immediately clear who the orders related to.
A spokeswoman for the United Arab Emirates did not immediately respond to a request for comment. (Reporting by Andrew MacAskill; writing by Guy Faulconbridge)