The princess’s yacht approached 50 miles, or about 80 kilometers, from the coast of India, with little freedom left. However, Latife Sheikha Muhammad al Maktoum was scared and panicked, immediately asked for help via WhatsApp.
In his message, he wrote, “Please help. There are men around the yacht. I hear gunshots and I am hiding with a friend.” The friend in the message is thought to be Finnish sports coach Tiina Johanna Jauhiainen, who was the Princess’s sports coach, and the crew on the yacht, who set off with the princess and risked their lives, were Filipinos.
According to the BBC, Princess Latife contacted former French agent Jean-Pierre Herve Jaubert to escape in 2011, saving about $ 400,000. Agent Jaubert said that when the Princess was caught, she wanted to be killed rather than go to Dubai. No one had seen Princess Latife’s face since she was captured, until the photo taken at the mall was shared.