Surely King Charles III was closely following all the news about the missing submersible on an expedition to the bottom of the Atlantic to see the wreckage of the Titanic.
This Thursday it was confirmed that the five people on board have died after the submersible imploded. One of those crew members was Shahzada Dawood, 48 years old.
Dawood was a businessman with dual nationality, British and Pakistani, and a personal friend of King Charles III of England.
A member of one of Pakistan’s most powerful families, he embarked on the fatal submarine trip with his 19-year-old son, Suleman.
According to sources at Buckingham Palace, King Charles has expressed that his thoughts and prayers are with the Dawood family and everyone on board.
The king has also requested to be kept informed at all times of any new developments in the rescue operation.
Dawood is married and has two children: Suleman, who was traveling with his father on the Titan, and Alina.
The family resides in London but had spent a month in Canada before father and son planned the adventure of going to see the remains of the Titanic.
His tie to royalty comes from his work. Dawood was the vice-president of a business corporation that operates in the energy and petrochemical sectors and worked with two organizations created by King Charles III, Prince’s Trust International, and The British Asian Trust.
Their work together led to a friendship because the businessman was also one of the main benefactors of both organizations.
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The royal family will surely publicly lament the death of Dawood and the other crew members of the Titan.