The Duke of Cambridge recently met HM Sultan Qaboos during a Middle Eastern tour he did last month. The Prince took a picture from this moment to send his deepest condolences to the people of Oman on his official Instagram page:
"The Duke of Cambridge has sent the following message to the people of Oman following the death of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said: I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said.
I was truly honoured to spend time with His Majesty during my visit to Oman last month. It was clear from all those I met that he will be remembered with great affection.
His Majesty was unwavering in his commitment to improve the lives of his people, and in his resolve to work towards regional stability. I am thankful for His Majesty’s many years of friendship with my family and the UK.
I offer my heartfelt condolences to the Omani people, and wish to send a personal message of friendship as Oman mourns the death of His Majesty."