Video: UAE Ruler answers 7-year-old British boy's plea to see his mother

His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, British, boy, Archie Appleyard, mother,. letter, coronavirus, UK, UAE
Archie Appleyard reading Sheikh Saud's letter.

Ras Al Khaimah - RAK ruler received a letter from Archie asking him to return his mother to the UAE from the UK, where she'd been stranded for 52 days.



By Wam

Published: Thu 14 May 2020, 1:07 AM

His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, has responded to a request from a Grade-1 student to return his mother to the UAE.
Archie Appleyard, a seven-year-old RAK Academy Al Hamra student, wrote to Sheikh Saud to tell him his mother had been stuck in the UK for 52 days due to coronavirus travel restrictions.

"I was pleased today to respond to a letter from Archie, the British boy whose mother was prevented from returning from the UK to Ras Al Khaimah due to the current circumstances," said Sheikh Saud in his response to the handwritten letter.
Archie's letter said: "It has been 52 sleeps now that I have been apart from my mother.
"I feel so sad because we have never been apart for this long and all I dream and wish for is my mummy's return."
In his response on his Instagram account, Sheikh Saud said: "We worked to help reunite him with his mother at the earliest opportunity, highlighting on Zayed Humanitarian Day that the UAE will always be a beacon of humanity in this world."

Sheikh Saud's reply to Archie Appleyard, who hasn't seen his mother for 52 days as she's been stranded in the UK due to coronavirus travel restrictions.
Sheikh Saud's reply to Archie Appleyard, who hasn't seen his mother for 52 days as she's been stranded in the UK due to coronavirus travel restrictions.

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