Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein reportedly spent 7 million pounds ($9 million) to hide her affair, but her bodyguard lover was not involved in the alleged blackmail plot.

Former soldier Russell Flowers did not ask for money towards the end of his two-year affair with the wife of the billionaire ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Maktoum, said the bodyguard's friends and former colleagues, reported Daily Mail. A friend said that there was "no blackmail" by Flowers and that he is "not like that."

But as part of a deal to sign a non-disclosure agreement that prevents him from talking about the relationship, he was paid 1.2 million pounds ($16,02,360). A former colleague said that to sign a non-disclosure agreement was the "standard practice" while leaving the employment of the Dubai royal family. The source also said that when the agreement is signed "a financial settlement is agreed."

Flowers' wife was left "devastated" by the betrayal and their four-year marriage came to an end. Her friends said that she told them that her 37-year-old former husband had been seduced by the 46-year-old princess, who gave him expensive presents like 50,000 pounds ($66,760.50) vintage shotgun and a 12,000 pounds ($16,022.28) watch. The affair reportedly concluded in 2018.

During an appearance at the High Court, Haya claimed that four members of her security team had blackmailed her. She said that three of the guards, whose names were not revealed, were paid almost $9 million to stay silent about the relationship.

Meanwhile, Maktoum was ordered to pay around $734 million to the princess, and it is dubbed as the biggest divorce settlement in the UK's history, according to the Daily Beast. The payment is for future costs for Haya's security, the upkeep of her mansions in the UK, and money owed for racehorses and jewelry.

Judge Philip Moor said that the princess was not asking for an "award for herself other than for security and to compensate her for the possessions she lost as a result of the marital breakdown." According to Idol Net Worth, Haya's net worth, who was born to King Hussein of Jordan and has British mansions, is $13.9 billion.

Princess Haya Bint al-Hussein with her lawyer Baroness Fiona Shackleton
Princess Haya Bint al-Hussein arrives with her lawyer Baroness Fiona Shackleton at the High Court on February 28, 2020 in London, England. Princess Haya has applied for a non-molestation order and a forced marriage protection order in relation to the children she shares with her estranged billionaire husband Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of the Emirate of Dubai. Princess Haya bint Hussein is the daughter of King Hussein of Jordan, she married Sheikh Mohammed in 2004 becoming his sixth wife. Photo by Pete Summers/Getty Images

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