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Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson made a “big mistake” over Princess Latifa Al Maktoum.
The daughter of Dubai’s ruler, who tried to flee the country in 2018, was previously described as a “troubled young woman” by Mrs Robinson.
But earlier this month, the ex-UN rights envoy told BBC Panorama that she was “horribly tricked” by the princess’s family.
On Friday, Mrs Robinson told RTÉ: “I should have been more alert.”
A photograph of Mrs Robinson, who was the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, with the princess went viral in December 2018 after it