A new photo of what appears to be Princess Latifa has been posted online.
Sanya Burgess, news reporterPublished 5 hours ago
It is the third photo of its kind to be posted in three days.
Princess Latifa, the daughter of the ruler of Dubai, had not been seen in public since her failed attempt to flee the UAE in 2018.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum has consistently denied these claims and said she is safe and well.
Calls had been made for the sheikh to provide “proof of life” of his daughter after the tapes were published.
It shows a woman who resembles the princess sat having a drink with two women in a Dubai mall and had been uploaded on Thursday.
An visible date on an advert in the background and face masks on the table indicate it had been taken recently.
Sky News has not been able to independently verify the photo but understands they are thought to be legitimate.
Within hours of the first image being posted, a second photo appeared online.
It shows Latifa in a Dubai restaurant with one of the two women who appeared in the first photo.
The picture is captioned: “Lovely food at Bice Mare with Latifa earlier.”
The woman is Sioned Taylor, a teacher in Dubai. Sky News understands she is a long-term friend of Latifa’s.
This latest photo was posted by Fiona Day, who describes herself online as an intuitive consultant and a psychic medium.
She posts regularly online about animals and veganism.
It is understood Princess Latifa is also passionate about animals, veganism and has an interest in psychic healing.
The princess attempted to escape from her family in March 2018, by trying to sail across the Indian Ocean, but she was brought back to Dubai in what the royal family said was a rescue mission.
She had not been seen or heard from in public until earlier this year, when she claimed she was a “hostage” in secret videos released to Sky News.
In the videos, she claimed she had been beaten, drugged and imprisoned, locked away in a royal villa and placed under armed guard.
The sheikh had claimed Latifa was tricked into escaping by criminals who wanted money and that returning her to Dubai was a rescue mission.
He insisted she was safe and well and that the family wanted to maintain her privacy.