A woman who claims to be the â€œsecret wifeâ€ of the late King Fahd of Saudi Arabia has won a multimillion-pound payout in a London court to honour a promise that she would be looked after for the rest of her life.
A judge ruled that Palestinian-born Janan Harb, 68, was entitled to more than Â£15m plus the value of two expensive London properties.
Harb told the court she had secretly married the king in 1968 when she was 19 and he was still a prince and his countryâ€™s minister of the interior.Â The judge said her claim was credible.
Harb said Prince Abdul Aziz â€“ the son of another wife of the king â€“ met her at the Dorchester Hotel in London on 20 June 2003 when the king was seriously ill.
In the early hours of the morning he agreed to pay her Â£12m and transfer back to her two flats in Chelsea, to keep his fatherâ€™s promise of lifelong financial support.
The prince made written statements to the court denying her claim.