Source: Mail online
By AMANDA WILLIAMS
Janan Harb says she was secretly married to the late King Fahd in 1968
She claims he’d promised to provide for her financially for the rest of her life
Claims she is owed a lump sum of £12 million – promised to her 11 years ago
She also claims ownership of two high-value apartments in central London
Mrs Harb has warned Prince Abdul Aziz she’ll ‘expose’ her life in harem
A British woman who claims she was married to the late King of Saudi Arabia has won an early round of a multi-million pound legal battle with his son, as she threatens to expose details of her late husband’s harem.
Janan Harb says she was secretly married to the late King Fahd – then a prince and minister of the interior of Saudi Arabia – in 1968 when she was 19, and he had promised to provide for her financially for the rest of her life.
But she said she was forced to leave the country several years later, because his family disapproved of their union.
Mrs Harb says she is owed a lump sum of £12 million – promised to her 11 years ago -plus the ownership of two high-value apartments in central London.
She has warned Prince Abdul Aziz – son of the late King Fahd – that she will ‘expose’ what it is really like to be married to a Saudi king if he does not pay up.
Prince Abdul has argued the High Court in England had no jurisdiction to try Ms Harb’s claim because he had ‘state immunity’.
But a High Court judge today ruled against him after a hearing in London.
Mrs Justice Rose said the prince could not rely on a defence of state immunity to defeat Mrs Harb’s claim.
After the ruling, Mrs Harb, who is in her 60s, told reporters that she was ‘very happy and relieved’.
‘After 12 years of persistence I am very happy and relieved,’ Mrs Harb told reporters after today’s ruling.