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Queen Rania thanks public for condolences after father’s death


Copyright 2021, Royal Hashemite Court

Queen Rania of Jordan has thanked the public for their condolences after her father’s death.

The Queen took to social media to thank everyone for their kind messages, saying that they have provided comfort in her family’s time of grief.

Her Majesty wrote in Arabic and English: “Thank you for your condolences on the passing of my dear father. There is no remedy for this kind of grief, but as my family and I mourn his loss, we have found such comfort in the kind words and prayers you have sent.

“Rest In Peace, father. You will be in our hearts forever.”

The Queen’s father, Dr Faisal Sidqi Al Yassin, died on 27 May. No cause of death was given.

Queen Rania has posted a photo of her beloved father on her social media accounts with a prayer in Arabic and a message in English that says, “My dear father, may you Rest In Peace.”

She received many condolence messages from Arab royals on social media and in private.

Her eldest child, Crown Prince Hussein, posted on Instagram, saying his grandfather was “a kind, loving, and magnanimous grandfather.” He also shared a photo from when he was a baby with both his maternal and paternal grandfathers and Queen Rania.

The Royal Hashemite Court entered into seven days of mourning on the orders of King Abdullah that same day.

Princess Haya, King Abdullah’s sister, wrote a heartfelt on Instagram on behalf of herself and her two children: “Jalila, Zayed and I wish to express our sincere, most heartfelt condolences to Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah and her mother, sister and brother, as well as to my brother, His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein, my nephews and nieces, HRH Crown Prince Al Hussein and TRH Princess Iman, Princess Salma and Prince Hashim, on the passing of Dr Faisal Al-Yasin, a wonderful man known for his knowledge and compassion.

“Sending our prayers for Your Majesty to have patience and solace after you lost two fathers, His Majesty the Late King Hussein Bin Talal and Dr Feisal Yassin.

“May God bless the late Dr Faisal’s soul with mercy and in peace and grant you and His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein and your family solace.”

Faisal Sidqi Al Yassin was born in the West Bank in 1934. He was married to Ilham Yassin, and they had three children, including Queen Rania. The family moved to Kuwait in 1961, and he retired in Jordan.

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Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites including Global News Canada, ABC News Australia, WION India and BBC World News.