FILE - In this Sunday, Jan 17, 2016 file photo, Princess Haya bint al-Hussein, the wife of the Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, waits for United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to arrive for a press conference in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The estranged wife of Dubai’s ruler applied for protective orders in a British court Tuesday, July 30, 2019 using laws intended to safeguard victims of forced marriages and domestic abuse. Princess Haya, 45, requested a forced marriage protection order and a non-molestation order during a British High Court hearing centered on the welfare of her two children with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. (AP Photo/Martin Dokoupil, file)

LONDON (AP) — The estranged wife of Dubai's ruler applied for protective orders in a British court Tuesday using laws intended to safeguard victims of forced marriages and domestic abuse, while the sheikh's lawyers requested that their two children be quickly returned to Dubai.

Princess Haya, 45, asked for a forced marriage protection order and a non-molestation order during a British High Court hearing that centered on the welfare of her two children with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The forced marriage protection order applied to the children.

She asked for wardship of the children during the preliminary hearing. The names and ages of the children are not allowed to be published under British law.

Princess Haya, who is Sheikh Mohammed's sixth wife and the daughter of the late King Hussein of Jordan, reportedly fled Dubai earlier this year.

Family court Judge Andrew McFarlane rejected a request from Sheikh Mohammed's lawyers to have details about the protective orders subject to reporting restrictions.

"There is a public interest in the public understanding, in very broad terms, proceedings that are before the court," he said.

The clash between Sheikh Mohammed and Princess Haya is the latest sign of trouble in Dubai's ruling family. Last year, a daughter of Sheikh Mohammed tried to flee Dubai after appearing in a 40-minute video saying she had been imprisoned.

Sheikh Mohammed, who turned 70 earlier this month, is also the founder of the successful Godolphin horse racing stable and last month received a trophy from Queen Elizabeth II after one of his horses won a race at Royal Ascot.

He was not present at the hearing Tuesday.

Demonstrators hold banners as they demonstrate against Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum outside The High Court in London, Tuesday, July 30, 2019.  Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum has made an application to divorce his wife of 15 years, Princess Haya Bint al-Hussein, in the Family Court Division of the High Court. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
A view of The Royal Courts of Justice also known as The High Court in London, Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum has made an application to divorce his wife of 15 years, Princess Haya Bint al-Hussein, in the Family Court Division of the High Court. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
A view of The Royal Courts of Justice also known as The High Court in London, Tuesday, July 30, 2019. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum has made an application to divorce his wife of 15 years, Princess Haya Bint al-Hussein, in the Family Court Division of the High Court. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Princess Haya Bint al-Hussein leaves The High Court in London, Tuesday, July 30, 2019. A dispute between the ruler of Dubai and his estranged wife over the welfare of their two young children will play out over the next two days in a London courtroom amid reports the princess has fled the Gulf emirate. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
Princess Haya Bint al-Hussein leaves The High Court in London, Tuesday, July 30, 2019. A dispute between the ruler of Dubai and his estranged wife over the welfare of their two young children will play out over the next two days in a London courtroom amid reports the princess has fled the Gulf emirate. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018 file photo, Britain's Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall walk with Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, the estranged wife of the ruler of Dubai, during a visit to see the yacht 'Maiden' at HMS President in London. The estranged wife of Dubai’s ruler applied for protective orders in a British court Tuesday, July 30, 2019 using laws intended to safeguard victims of forced marriages and domestic abuse.  Princess Haya, 45, requested a forced marriage protection order and a non-molestation order during a British High Court hearing centered on the welfare of her two children with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. (Kirsty O'Connor/PA via AP, FILE)