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The Duke of Cambridge offers The Queen’s condolences on death of Emir of Abu Dhabi

William, Duke of Cambridge
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The Duke of Cambridge has travelled to Abu Dhabi to offer condolences on the death of the country’s Emir.

Prince William arrived in the United Arab Emirates on the morning of May 16th 2022 to pass on condolences on behalf of The Queen and the Royal Family following the death of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan who was also President of the UAE.

He died on May 13th 2022 at the age of 73. Forty days of mourning are now under way. The Emir was laid to rest on May 14th 2022.

Prince William met Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the new UAE president and ruler of Abu Dhabi, to offer his condolences.

King Felipe VI of Spain, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and King Philippe of the Belgians have also travelled to the UAE to offer condolences.

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