Princess Haya news: Royal family tree of Jordan- Dubai Princess’ relation to revolutionary

PRINCESS HAYA of Dubai made headlines last month when she requested a protective order against her husband, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum. Although the Princess married into the Dubai Royal Family, she comes from Jordanian royalty.

Princess Haya of Dubai is currently staying in the UK as she applies for custody of her children and a non-molestation order protecting her from violence and harassment. The Princess fled to Britain several months ago and has remained in the country as she awaits proceedings at the family division of the high court. She has close ties with the Royal Family in the UK and is regularly seen rubbing shoulders with the family’s leading figures.

Princess Haya, otherwise known as Haya bint Hussein, is the sixth wife of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum.

She married into the family in 2004 and has two children with the Sheikh.

The Princess grew up in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, in its capital city of Amman.

She is the daughter of King Hussein - who ruled the kingdom from 1950 to his death in 1999 - and his wife, Queen Alia.

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Princess Haya news: Royal family tree of Jordan - Dubai Princess’ relation to Arab revolutionary (Image: GETTY)

When the king died her brother, Prince Ali bin Hussein, took over the throne.

He has ruled over the Hashemite Kingdom since 1999 and when he dies the throne will go to his son Crown Prince Hussein.

After him, there are another 36 viable candidates who could one day take the Jordanian throne.

According to the rules of the monarchy, when a king dies, the throne goes to Muslim men born to Muslim parents who are legitimate descendants of King Abdullah I.

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Princess Haya heads for court in the UK

Princess Haya heads for court in the UK (Image: GETTY)

King Abdullah I led Jordan’s Royal Family and its predecessor state Transjordan from 1921 to 1951.

He was born in the Islamic capital of Mecca and claimed to be the 38th-generation direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad.

His father and Princess Haya’s great-grandfather was Hussein bin Ali, Sharif of Mecca.

The Sharif was famous for his revolt against the Ottoman Empire, and briefly held the office of Caliph.

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Princess Haya, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum and King Ali bin Hussein (Image: GETTY)

Hussein bin Ali was the Sharif of Mecca from 1908 and proclaimed the Arab revolt against the Ottoman empire from 1916 to 1924.

He initiated the revolt from Mecca, which ultimately led to the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire.

After his success, he briefly took the office of Caliph, where he stayed from March to October 1924.

Ali abdicated in the same year after defeat at the hands of Ibn Saud, the father of the current Saudi Arabian Royal Family.

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Hussein bin Ali (Image: GETTY)

Currently, millions of Muslims are staying in Mecca, where the Hajj pilgrimage will conclude on August 14. 

The pilgrimage sees some two million people stay each year, who take part in religious rituals from August 10. 

Among these rituals are prayers at the Kaaba, the artefact at the centre of the Great Mosque of Mecca, 

Other rituals include throwing stones at the 'devil's pillar' and ritual sacrifice for Eid Al Adha. 

Eid Al Adha comes alongside the pilgrimage, and runs from August 11 to August 15. 

During this event, Muslims will celebrate for four days all-over the world. 

They will sacrifice and cook an animal of their choice - normally livestock - and split it into three pieces. 

The sacrifice symbolises the prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son, who was at the last moment placed with a lamb by God. 

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