Sheikh Khalid Al Qasimi, son of UAE ruler, is dead


Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, the son of Sharjah’s ruler who has been reported dead is said to have died during a party at his London penthouse where guests had sex and took Class As drugs.

The 39-year-old businessman and fashion designer, Sheikh Khalid Al Qasimi was confirmed dead yesterday. His father is Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, who rules the city in the United Arab Emirates.

According to The Sun, new reports show that a quantity of Class A drugs was found at the penthouse flat in Knightsbridge where Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi’s body was discovered but the police are yet to confirm or deny this.

Officers were said to have found the drugs after being called in by medics;

‘There had apparently been a party where some guests were taking drugs and having sex. It is suspected that Sheikh Khalid may have died suddenly as a result of taking drugs. As well as the police inquiry, an urgent internal probe has been ordered and staff have been ordered to keep quiet, a source told SUN.’

His father, Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, has ruled Sharjah since 1972. He mourned his son in an Instagram post, saying his son was “in the care of God”.

In a statement, the fashion label said the crown prince had died “unexpectedly” but did not provide further information on his death.

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