A former female bodyguard has been remanded in custody charged with stealing diamonds worth an estimated £8.7 million from the Sultan of Brunei's ex-wife.
Waheeda Abdullah, formerly known as Fatimah Lim, denies taking one blue diamond and one yellow diamond from Mariam Aziz in 2009.
The 35-year-old Singaporean national allegedly stole the jewels - both gifts from the sultan - from Ms Aziz's home in Kensington and Chelsea between July 1 and December 31 2009.
The pear-shaped blue diamond is estimated to have a minimum value of £8.1 million and the yellow of £640,000.
The judge remanded Abdullah in custody at Hammersmith Magistrates' Court. Abdullah, who is charged with two counts of theft, was ordered to appear at Isleworth Crown Court on August 27.Ms Aziz had four children by the sultan before their 1981 marriage ended in divorce in February 2003.
A woman is due in court accused of stealing diamonds worth more than £9 million from a home in Kensington and Chelsea.
Waheeda Abdullah, who's 35 and from Singapore, is accused of taking a blue diamond and a yellow diamond from the home of Mariam Aziz, the former wife of the Sultan of Brunei.
The pear-shaped blue diamond was estimated to have a minimum value of £8.1 million, and the yellow of around £640,000
A former female bodyguard has been charged with stealing diamonds from the Sultan of Brunei's ex-wife.
Waheeda Abdullah, formerly known as Fatimah Lim, is accused of taking one blue diamond and one yellow diamond from Mariam Aziz in 2009.
The 35-year-old Singaporean national is due to appear at Hammersmith Magistrates' Court this afternoon. She faces two counts of theft, alleging that she stole the jewels between July 1 and December 31 2009.It is alleged that she took the diamonds from Ms Aziz's home in Kensington and Chelsea.
A 35-year-old Singaporean woman has been charged with theft of diamonds from a home in one of the wealthiest parts of the capital.
Waheeda Abdullah is due to appear at Hammersmith Magistrates' Court this afternoon accused of stealing the jewels from a home in Kensington and Chelsea in 2009.
It is understood that she was an employee of the homeowner, who is a "prominent foreign national".
More than ten thousand diamonds will be on display at Buckingham Palace this year during it's annual summer opening.
They're set into works acquired by British monarchs over the course of three centuries.
Among the works in the exhibition is the Delhi Durbar Tiara, which is on display to the public for the first time.