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‘Princess Latifa’ posts photo and statement on Instagram account

Instagram account that appears to be Princess Latifa’s, the Dubai Royal who claimed that her father had held her hostage, posted a picture and a message claiming that she was “free and leading an independent life”.

Since more than a full year, the daughter of Dubai’s billionaire ruler hasn’t been seen or heard publicly.

Sky News contacted the account as well as the UAE Embassy in order to confirm if the Instagram account belonged to the princess. They also asked if the UAE Embassy would comment on the issue.

This new profile is being interacted with by Instagram accounts of women who are known to be connected to Princess Latifa.


The photo, which appears to show Princess Latifa standing in front of Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Austria, was posted on the account at 4pm UK Time on Wednesday.

Image This user-submitted image of the attraction (right) shows Princess Latifa, as can be seen on the left.

Instagram deletes all data, including the date of a photo.

The image was accompanied by a statement that read: “I would like to express my gratitude to all who have shown me compassion over the last few years.” My life has changed so much in that time and I look forward to the next chapters.

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The post goes on to explain that it is a response to the media’s constant questions about whether Princess Latifa is in control of her life and free to do whatever she wants.

The statement continues, “I can see it from an outside perspective that someone so outspoken would fall off the grid. I can also understand why others would speak for her after all the events which have made me appear to be controlled. I am completely free and live an independent life.

Image: Post and image uploaded by a possible Instagram account belonging to Princess Latifa

“I want to travel and live in Dubai most of the time.

“I am grateful to everyone who has supported and cared for me.

Sky News was able to confirm that the photo, which appeared in February last year, actually dates back to November. Sky News confirmed that the photo was taken in November , not February.

Last year, Princess Latifa met Michelle Bachelet (the United Nations High Commissioner of Human Rights) at the United Nations. Pic: @UNHumanRights

Sky News published secret video messages sent to them in 2021. The princess claims that her father is holding her hostage in the secret video messages.

After watching the videos, world leaders and the UN expressed concern about the Princess.

Image: Instagram shared the first image of the Princess in public since her videos went viral

A photo of Princess Latifa was shared on social media in May 2021. This is the first public appearance since her videos have been released. Several photos were posted on social media in the months that followed before the news about the princess ceased.

The first photos of the images were posted on Instagram by two women.

This new profile is being used by women who identify themselves as royal friends.

The account has a few followers who have liked and shared the post.

The unverified Instagram account is public and has the name “Latifa al Maktoum” as its name. Anyone can access this profile.

Her family members, including Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum who is the Prime Minister of the UAE and ruler in Dubai, have denied that Princess Latifa has ever been mistreated and have said they have always acted according to her wishes.

In London, in 2020, allegations regarding the treatment of Princess Latifa as well as her sister Shamsa came to light during a High Court battle between the Sheikh’s former wife Princess Haya.


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