It is like the repetition of Princess Diana and Dodi al Fayed romantic episode, which had put the British royals under extreme humiliation. While Diana’s lover Emad El-Din Mohamed Abdel Mena’em Fayed alias Dodi Fayed was the son of Egyptian billionaire Mohamed El Fayed, Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein’s lover Russel Flowers is just a bodyguard who had earlier been a soldier in the British Army.
Who was Dodi al Fayed?
In 1986, Fayed married model Suzanne Gregard, but the couple divorced after eight months of marriage.
In July 1997, Dodi Fayed became romantically involved with Diana, Princess of Wales. Earlier that summer, Fayed had become engaged to an American model, Kelly Fisher, and had bought a house in Malibu, California, for himself and Fisher with money from his father. Fisher subsequently claimed Fayed had jilted her for Diana and announced that she was filing a breach of contract suit against him, claiming that he had “led her emotionally all the way up to the altar and abandoned her when they were almost there. He threw her love away in a callous way with no regard for her whatsoever”.
She dropped the lawsuit shortly after Fayed’s death.
In the early-morning hours of 31 August 1997, Diana and Fayed died in a car crash in the Pont de l’Alma underpass, in Paris. They had stopped in Paris en route to London, after having spent nine days together on holiday in the French and Italian Rivieras aboard his family’s yacht, the Jonikal. Neither Fayed nor Diana was wearing a seat belt.
Investigations by French and British police concluded that their chauffeur, Henri Henri Paul, was driving under the influence of alcohol and prescription drugs; paparazzi chasing the couple are also believed to have contributed to the accident.
Dodi Fayed’s father, Mohamed Al-Fayed, has claimed that the couple “were executed by MI6 agents.”
Fayed’s former spokesman, Michael Cole, has claimed that the couple had become engaged before their deaths.
Fayed was originally interred in Brookwood Cemetery near Woking, Surrey, but was disinterred and re-interred on the grounds of the Fayed Estate in Oxted, Surrey in October 1997.
But something most people do not know is Dodi al Fayed was the first cousin of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Another high-profile romantic scandal in London
Princess Diana and her lover Dodi al Fayed died exactly 22 years ago and for over two decades, London is witnessing another high-profile romance. The difference is, Princess Diana was not a thief or she even did not flee her home to marry her lover. On the other hand, Dodi al Fayed was an educated wealthy person and a film director by profession.
Here in the case of Princess Haya, she clearly is a thief who has stolen millions of dollars from her wealthy husband and fled Dubai with the desire of marrying a poor ex-soldier of the British Army and also convert into his religion.
As the name and photograph of Princess Haya’s lover now are exposed, it is also proved that Sheikh Maktoum’s suspicion on Haya was never unfound. His suspicion was correct.
Princess Haya Bint Al Hussain definitely has inappropriate relations with her bodyguard who separated his wife in 2018. 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.
Following the break-up of Russell Flower’s marriage to his wife, Princess Haya had also bought a farmhouse to accommodate him in a village near Newmarket, Suffolk, where he was based.
Russell Flowers is a former infantry soldier and he has relations with Princess Haya for last three years. He is being named in the divorce proceedings. He is 9 years younger than Haya.
The boyfriend of Princess Haya became too close to her during his five-year posting as Haya’s close protection officer based at the family’s Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket and accompanied Princess Haya around the world. She fled Dubai only because of her romantic relations with Russel Flower as she plans to marry him. Earlier, Princess Haya has similar relations with another bodyguard for about two years.
Princess Haya’s intimacy with Russell Flower was first tracked by the royal court in Dubai and they brought the matter to the attention of Sheikh Maktoum.
Flowers, educated at the £7,000-a-term Mayfield College, was the bodyguard that has aroused such concern. Princess Haya became extremely desperate to enjoy the company of Russell Flower and she always insisted that Flower accompanies her on every foreign trip.
One source close to the family said the Princess insisted that Flowers accompanied her on every foreign trip.
According to his LinkedIn page Russell Flower was a Maritime Security Office for two years serving on oil tankers at risk from hijacking by pirates off the Somalia coast.
In 2012 he joined the Knight Security Group and two years later joined UK Mission Enterprise Ltd.
The Dubai Government owns the Belgravia based security and concierge firm which provides round the clock protection as well as domestic help for the Dubai Royal family at their UK residences.
Breaching security protocol, Princess Haya was always remaining with Russell Flower and when she was notified of security risk, she had fired several security men simply with the goal of having Russell Flower beside her.
Russel Flower had divorce from his wife last year as she already came to know about his closeness with Princess Haya. A source told this correspondent that Russel’s wife had found him having sex with Princess Haya at the Victorian cottage close to the town center in Dalham Hall, a property which was purchased by Princess Haya simply for spending exclusive time with her boyfriend.