Princess Latifa: new Instagram image appears to show Dubai ruler’s daughter

Two images purportedly of Sheikha Latifa – who is believed to be held against her will – have appeared following UN demand for ‘proof of life’

A new image appearing to show Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, a daughter of the ruler of Dubai, has appeared on Instagram, three months after the BBC aired a video message in which she said she was being held captive in a barricaded villa.

The image, if verified, would mark one of the few times Latifa has been photographed in public since shortly before she mounted a failed attempt three years ago to escape her father’s control by boarding a yacht to sail across the Indian Ocean.

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