Princess of Thieves: A Saudi Princess runs up a hotel tab for $ 7.4 million and tries to flee without paying the bill.

By Roy Denish

Imagine running up a hotel tab for the tune of $7.4 million and trying to flee with 60 servants without paying the bill. A Saudi Princess tried doing so only to be spotted by the hotel staff, who later called the police in Paris.

But the policemen’s hands were tied because the Princess Maha Al-Sudairi enjoys diplomatic immunity because she is the ex-wife of Saudi Prince and deputy Prime Minister Nayef Bin Abdilaziz, second in line to the oil-rich country’s throne.

The “heirless princess” is a well-known character in the French circles for dodging bills. In 2009, she racked up over $15 million on a shopping spree, including over $110,000 for designer lingerie. In 2010, she made another attempt to bailout after ordering $30,000 worth of glassware. But on all occasions, the government of Saudi Arabia came to her aid.

The Princess arrived in Paris and booked 41 rooms for her entourage of 60 on the 23rd floor of the Shangri-La. Now the hotel is faced with a real “royale” battle with the Saudi government to recover the unpaid bills.

4 Responses to "Princess of Thieves: A Saudi Princess runs up a hotel tab for $ 7.4 million and tries to flee without paying the bill."

  1. Laurence Glavin   June 9, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    This is a perfect prototype of the kind of kleptocracy that the United States will become if the hand-picked and bankrolled tool of the uber-rich, Willard Romney, becomes President. He’ll repeal mandates and regulations, shut down oversight agencies and install willing accomplices to head cabinet offices and agencies of the government.

  2. sophia   June 5, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    I thought this AP photo was a different Saudi princess (Buniah al Saud) for beating up a maid in Florida in 2001; Maha al Sudairi also was accused of beating a maid in California in 1995. I have seen this photo many times, but it is my understanding that this photo is of Buniah al Saud.

    See, for example,

  3. opayha   June 5, 2012 at 4:33 am

    Wow wee Islam prohibits buying so many expensive lengerie and that too bank
    rolled by kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A complete and examination of the princess activities and purchase history by the department of treasury is needed.

  4. dubs   June 5, 2012 at 4:20 am

    Lololol and they scoff at western decadence.

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