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Duke of Cambridge sends condolences to Kuwait

Following the death of the Emir of Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah, on 29 September, the Duke of Cambridge has sent a condolence message to the people of Kuwait.

Prince William met the Emir on his visit to Kuwait in December 2019. He also toured Oman at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

William said: “I was saddened to hear of the passing of His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah.

“I was privileged to meet His Highness during my visit to Kuwait last year and know that he will be fondly remembered for his global humanitarian efforts and commitment towards regional peace.

“I send my sincere condolences to the Kuwaiti people as they mourn the death of His Highness.”

The ruling Emir of Kuwait died at the age of 91. An official statement was read out on national television on Tuesday. He died in a hospital in the United States where he had been receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness.

His half-brother, Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, was named as the new Emir of Kuwait that same day and sworn in on Wednesday.

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