Escape attempt: Princess Latifa and her best friend, Tiina Jauhiainen, in a selfie on the first leg of their journey in 2018

“I wish I’d said something to her when they were taking her away,” Tiina Jauhiainen says, looking down at her now cold tea. We are in a cafe in London(...)

Sheikha Latifa with Mary Robinson in Dubai. Photograph: United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation via AP

The princess known as Sheikha Latifa had not left Dubai, the glittering emirate ruled by her father, in 18 years. Her requests to travel and study els(...)