Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed, the Ruler of Dubai’s daughter, has given birth to a boy.
She named the child Rashid, after her elder brother who died in September from a heart attack.
The sheikha posted the first public pictures of the baby on Instagram with a short poem announcing his name, and explaining her inspiration behind the choice.
A few days after giving birth, she also posted a photo of the name Rashid with a short poem.
“After I lost the sight of my brother, I decided to name him after him, so his dearness may live and Rashid bin Mohammed might return to life,” she wrote.
“Tell my brother that even if death came between us that the soul still beats with his name and he is not forgotten.
“Even if fate and destiny may not return my brother, his name can come back to life.”
Sheikha Latifa is married to the Crown Prince of Fujairah, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad. A photo was also posted of the father holding his son.
Another photo showed the two grandfathers, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, and the Ruler of Fujairah, Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed, holding their newborn grandson.
Sheikha Latifa posted a photo of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, with his new nephew, which he also shared on his popular Instagram account.
News of the birth was circulated through the official accounts of the members of the Royal Family online.