She also claimed that her computer was hacked, with videos and photos stolen.
It’s a sad fact of life: Absolute monarchies generate more crazy stories than democratic republics.
While the common people of the Saudi state are subject to strict rules and tender mercies of the religious police, the royal family are subject to no such restrictions and live lives of luxury and adventure.
She has publicly stated her wish that the kingdom would adopt a constitution ensuring gender equality and civil rights, reform of divorce laws, the education system, and social services to reduce discrimination against women, and getting rid of the , a male chaperone who must accompany Saudi women in public.
Despite this, she still became a target for those who seek to bring down the ruling Saud dynasty.
The princess decided to go public instead, so the blackmailer released a 40-second video to You Tube showing the princess smoking and blowing a kiss with her head uncovered.
While innocuous to Western eyes, this constituted a major scandal for Saudi society.