Dubai's missing Princess Latifa 'being cared for at home', family says

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Dubai's missing princess is "being cared for at home", according to the country's royal family.

In videos released to Sky News and first published this week, Princess Latifa accused her father of holding her hostage, following attempts to flee the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Earlier today, the UN Commission on Human Rights asked for proof that she was alive.

Princess Latifa is a daughter of one of the world's richest men, Dubai's billionaire ruler Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum.

The UAE Embassy in London responded with the following statement from the family: "In response to media reports regarding Sheikha Latifa, we want to thank those who have expressed concern for her wellbeing, despite the coverage which certainly is not reflective of the actual position.

"Her family has confirmed that Her Highness is being cared for at home, supported by her family and medical professionals.

"She continues to improve and we are hopeful she will return to public life at the appropriate time."

The 35-year-old claims she was beaten, drugged and imprisoned, firstly in a jail and then in a villa with bars at the window, after she attempted to escape from Dubai in February 2018.

She says she was forcibly returned the following month, in what the royal family say was a rescue mission.