Police were called when a Saudi Arabian Princess was caught trying to leave a luxury hotel in Paris without settling her bill for $7.4 million.
Saudi Princess, Maha al-Sudani, former wife of Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdel Aziz, was caught attempting to sneak out of the Shangri-La hotel in Paris in the early hours of the morning without settling her bill, according to Naharnet.
The Princess, who enjoys diplomatic immunity, still owed €6 million ($7.4 million) of a €16 million bill for her stay, which included an entourage of 60 people. Al-Sudani had resided at the hotel since December 23, taking over the whole of the seventh floor of the hotel, with 41 rooms and suites.
Le Perisian reported the Saudi Ambassador was called, along with police who conducted a search of the royal luggage. The Princess, to the exasperation of her former husband, has acquired a reputation for leaving massive bills in her wake.
In 2009 the Telegraph reported she locked herself in her suite at the George V Hotel in Paris in order to avoid her creditors, after running up an unpaid shopping bill of $23 million. At the time she claimed diplomatic immunity, and Saudi King Abdullah had her placed under house arrest at one of the royal palaces.
On this occasion the Shangri-La is remaining discreet, but police have confirmed the incident.