Dubai Ruler Banned From Royal Horse Event

A Britain judge banned Sheikh Muhammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum from attended the Royal Box at Ascot -- a prestigious horseracing event he attends every year.

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    Dubai Sheikh sure loves horses. 

Trouble in paradise 

It seems like Queen Elizabeth has kicked Muhammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum out of the lavish only-the-rich Royal Box at Ascot, despite his repeated participation - and investments - over the years. 

The Dubai sheikh's banning was decided after a Britain judge ruled that Maktoum ordered the hacking of Princess Haya's and a Tory peer's phone. 

Yesterday, the Emirates faced a scandal: Sheikh Mohammed not only hacked Princess Haya's phone, but also Fiona Shackleton's phone. Shackleton is a Tory peer and former royal lawyer; Haya is her client.

Completely disregarding the scandal and ignoring calls for investigation, the Dubai ruler attended the Tattersalls yearling sale where he made a lofty purchase of 15 horses at 10 million British pounds. The famous auction is one of the most luxurious auctions in all of Europe. 

The intent, as it seems, is for the Queen to stay out of the scandalous scene regarding the ruler of Dubai. A senior judge asserted that Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum committed a "total abuse of trust and indeed an abuse of power" by “unlawfully” aiming to spy, with “sophisticated spyware,” on the phones of Princess Haya, who is his 47-year-old former wife and her lawyer.

Princess Haya sought asylum in Britain, away from abuse and living as though she were a "prisoner" in the UAE.