London - A full hearing in a case that pits the ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum against his wife, a Jordanian princess, over the welfare of their two children will be heard on Nov. 11 in an English court, a judge said on Wednesday.
The two parties said in a statement earlier this month the legal battle was related to the welfare of their children but did not concern divorce or finances. Princess Haya bint al-Hussein is estranged from her husband.
In proceedings disclosed on Tuesday, Princess Haya, the 45-year-old daughter of the late King Hussein of Jordan and half-sister to present King Abdullah, asked London's High Court to protect one of her children from a forced marriage and to grant a non-molestation order, a type of injunction that protects against harassment or threats.
Wednesday's hearing, which Haya attended, was held in private and the details cannot be reported.
When asked about the court proceedings on Tuesday, an official at the London embassy of the United Arab Emirates said: "The UAE government does not intend to comment on allegations about individuals’ private lives".