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The princess said: "Our religious police has the most dangerous effect on society - the segregation of genders, putting the wrong ideas in the heads of men and women, producing psychological diseases that never existed in our country before, like fanatacism.

The mutawa are everywhere, trying to lead society to a very virtuous life that doesn't exist.

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Such has been her success at shining a light on the problems in Saudi society (a Facebook fan page has 25,000 followers), she now conducts her campaign not from her birthplace in the capital, Riyadh, or her previous home in Jeddah but a recently-acquired house in the west London suburb of Acton which she shares with three of her five children.

The princess underlines that she was not forced to leave Saudi Arabia and goes out of her way to emphasise that her criticisms do not relate to her octogenarian uncle, King Abdullah, or the other senior members of the monarchy.

As the youngest daughter of the country's second king and niece to its current ruler, she is from the highest echelons of the Saudi monarchy.

Just as her privileged status gives her considerable authority in the debate about change, so this carefully dissenting royal has much to lose if her actions incur the displeasure of Saudi Arabia's ultra-conservative regime.

This summer, officials began to suggest she "edit" her work.

She said: "The first time they took out some sentences. The last time, they told me to change the whole article or the editor who published it would go to prison.

We have ministers who are incapable of doing what has been ordered from above because there is no follow up, because there are no consequences.

If you are poor man and you steal, your hand is cut off after three offences.

King Saud was overthrown in 1964 by his brother, Faisal, and left for exile in Europe.

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