She was the second daughter of Amir Ali Haidar who was Grand Sharif of Makkah and Isabel Dunn. It is claimed the Princess and her father are direct descendants of the Prophet Muhammad.

She was born in Chamlujah Istanbul. The family came to England where she met and married Major Francis Stewart Fripp. She is the author of two books titled Arabesque: an account of Harem Life describing her life as a Makkah Princess, and Dawn Beyond the Tamarisks. Princess Musbah died in 1977 and lies beside her husband.