Sultan's ex-wife wins case against bodyguard

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The ex-wife of the Sultan of Brunei has won a law suit against her former bodyguard, who sold diamonds worth $19m (£12m) without her consent.

The case brought by Mariam Aziz, who had four children by the Sultan before their 1981 marriage ended in divorce in 2003, "succeeds in full", a judge at the High Court in London announced.

Her claims against Fatimah Kumin Lim related to a diamond bracelet said to be worth around $5.54m and to two diamonds given to her by the Sultan as a gift in 1986. One is estimated by Ms Aziz to have a minimum value of $12.7m, while the other is said to have a minimum value of $1m.