May she rest in peace.
Sheikha Hessa bint Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, mother of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, passed away on Sunday.
As word spread of her death, tributes from leaders in the United Arab Emirates quickly began.
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HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein posted her condolences on Instagram, sending her “sympathy to HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan on the passing of his mother, HH Sheikha Hessa bint Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, beloved and respected across the nation. May God rest Her soul.”
On Twitter, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum posted a message of support.
My deep condolences to UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and all the people of the UAE, on our loss of his mother Her Highness Sheikha Hessa bint Mohammed Al Nahyan. May she rest in peace.
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) January 28, 2018
His son, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, chose the same platform to express his sympathies.
We extend our most sincere and heartfelt condolences to UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan on the death of his mother Sheikha Hessa bint Mohammed Al Nahyan. We pray to Almighty Allah that her soul rests in eternal peace
— Hamdan bin Mohammed (@HamdanMohammed) January 28, 2018
According to The National, the Ministry of Presidential Affairs said in a statement: “In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate. His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE, mourns the death of Her Highness the late Sheikha Hessa bint Mohammed Al Nahyan, who passed away today.”
Three days of official mourning began on Sunday, with flags to be flown at half mast.
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