Dubai: Shaikha Hala Bint Daji Al Khalifa, the mother of Prince Issa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, passed away late on Saturday night, according to Bahrain News Agency.
Shaikha Hala was the former wife of Crown Prince Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa.
الديوان الملكي ينعي صاحبة السمو الشيخة هالة بنت دعيج آل خليفة | وكالة أنباء البحرين https://t.co/Qy1J0gKrgh— وكالة أنباء البحرين (@bna_ar) 9 June 2018
The couple had four children, including their son Prince Issa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, who is second in line to the throne after his father.
Shaikha Hala kept a low profile, but launched an anti-child abuse programme in the island kingdom in 2003.
She also did other charity work.
In a statement released on Sunday, Bahrain's Royal Court said: "The Royal Court has mourned the demise of Her Highness Shaikha Hala Bint Duaij Al Khalifa, the mother of His Highness Shaikh Isa Bin Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa and His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Salman Bin Hamad Al Khalifa, praying unto Allah to grant His mercy and bliss upon her in His vast paradise."
President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan sent a message of condolences to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa on the death of the late Shaikha Hala Bint Daij Al Khalifa
His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, also sent similar condolence messages to King Hamad Bin Isa Al Khalifa of Bahrain.