Death at 45 of Kasia Gallanio, the ex-princess of Qatar who accused the emir’s uncle of incest
The former Qatari princess who died of a suspected overdose after combating a poisonous custody battle over her daughters tried to provide designer garments to her cleaner earlier than her dying.
Kasia Gallanio, 45, whose billionaire ex-husband is the uncle of the present Emir of Qatar was discovered dead in her mattress final Sunday in her luxurious £2 million penthouse.
MailOnline can reveal that shortly earlier than she died, she despatched a video to her devoted cleaner Teodora Poma displaying baggage of garments that she wished to reward to her.
Bolivian-born Ms Poma, 43, now believes that her employer might need made the gesture to say farewell to her, realizing that she was probably going to take her personal life.
Ms Galliano additionally requested her and a colleague to return spherical and clear her seventh ground house within the up-market Spanish resort of Puerto Banus close to Marbella.
But when Ms Poma tried to message her again to substantiate preparations to return spherical on Monday this week, she obtained no reply.
She now believes it was as a result of her socialite employer who mingled with Hollywood stars and had greater than 500,000 followers on Instagram was already mendacity dead inside her home.
MailOnline can reveal that shortly earlier than she died, she despatched a video to her devoted cleaner Teodora Poma displaying baggage of garments that she wished to reward to her. Bolivian-born Ms Poma, 43, now believes that her employer might need made the gesture to say farewell to her, realizing that she was probably going to take her personal life
MailOnline can reveal that Ms Gallanio’s devoted pet Pomeranian dog referred to as Honey was with her when she died. The dog has now been returned to her daughters.
Ms Poma stated Ms Gallanio went to Paris in April this year to combat her ex-husband Abdelaziz bin Khalifa Al Thani, 73, for the custody of their three daughters – two twins aged 17 and a 15-year-old woman.
But a French court docket dominated the ladies ought to keep in France the place their billionaire father lives after reportedly listening to that Ms Gallanio was vulnerable to nervous breakdowns and had visited detox clinics in her battle in opposition to alcohol use.
The court docket heard allegations that the prince had sexually abused one among his daughters, though he fiercely denied the claims, in keeping with stories in French newspaper Le Parisien.
The Paris Prosecutor’s Office has opened an investigation into the claims that the woman was abused between the ages of 9 and 15, and compelled to generally share a mattress with her father.
Other mates of Ms Gallanio are stated to have dismissed claims that she drank or took medication, and say that she lived a wholesome way of life, having fun with yoga and working.
Ms Poma was taking time without work work to endure medical remedy for a liver situation in hospital by the time her employer had returned to Spain.
Speaking completely to MailOnline, the heartbroken cleaner stated: ‘She was giving me a lot of moral support to get me through this treatment.
‘She was a really lovely person, very loving and a real fighter for her daughters. She was always saying that she wanted to be with her daughters and she loved them very much.
‘But because the girls were with the father, she could not see them for long periods.
‘When I was in hospital, she sent me a video showing stuff she wanted to give me. It was bags of clothes. She always used to give me stuff when she cleaned a wardrobe out.
‘She might have been saying goodbye by trying to give me all this stuff.
The 7th floor Penthouse apartment in Marbella where Kasia’s body was found is pictured. As well as being depressed about the custody battle over her daughters, she was also said to be devastated by the recent death of a close friend Sheikh Ahmed Ashmawi
A porter with access to the penthouse unlocked the door for two police officers who discovered her at around 8am on Sunday
‘Kasia told me that she was going through all this trouble with the court case. She didn’t need to share all the small print and I didn’t ask.
‘She was in quite a good mood, but my colleague and I could tell she was depressed. She wasn’t proper.
‘At the last minute she asked if we could come back this week to get her flat sorted and I said I would try and organise it.
‘After that she didn’t answer. I didn’t hear from her once more. I despatched a message and didn’t get a reply so I imagined that she might need gone again to Paris or someplace.
‘When she didn’t reply, I believed, “What has happened here?”, however then I believed she had gone to see her daughters.’
Ms Poma stated she was shocked to be informed that her good friend and employer had died.
Ms Gallanio who grew up in Los Angeles was discovered dead after one among her daughters alerted Spanish police after making an attempt in useless to contact her mom for four days from Paris.
A porter with entry to the penthouse unlocked the door for two cops who found her at round 8 am on Sunday.
Forensic checks on Ms Gallanio’s physique are stated to have been hampered by her having been dead for four days in her home within the Playas del Duque complicated, a minute’s stroll from the Puerto Banus marina filled with multi million pound yachts.
Spanish media has reported that she is believed to have had alcohol and ‘other substances’ in her physique, suggesting that she had overdosed.
The post-mortem into the dying of Kasia Gallanio was opened on Tuesday after she was discovered ‘overdosed’ in her penthouse in Marbella
Forensic checks on Ms Gallanio’s physique are stated to have been hampered by her having been dead for four days in her home within the Playas del Duque complicated, a minute’s stroll from the Puerto Banus marina filled with multi million pound yachts
A spokesperson for Marbella Police informed MailOnline that her dying was not being handled as suspicious, saying: ‘The police investigating this case are not looking for any other suspects.’
She added: ‘The autopsy into the death of Kasia Gallanio was opened on Tuesday.
‘So far there has been no result. Reports in the media saying that forensic personnel have found alcohol or other substances have not been substantiated by official sources.’
Ms Gallanio’s twin daughters and her French lawyer Sabrina Boesch flew from Paris on Monday to establish her physique.
One of the ladies was seen visiting her mom’s penthouse on Wednesday morning earlier than leaving in tears and being pushed away in a chauffeur-driven automobile.
Ms Boesch informed Le Parisien that her shopper had been left ‘devastated’ by the custody proceedings and revelations in court docket.
She stated: ‘I think that, above all, she has died of grief’.
Ivan Romero, 24-year-old hair stylist, pictured, stated Ms Gallanio used to make weekly visits to the Lorena Morlote salon the place he works below the Playas del Duque flats
Paris Hilton, Victoria Beckham and actress and producer Salma Hayek all attend the salon
Hair stylist Ivan Romero, 24, stated Ms Gallanio used to make weekly visits to the Lorena Morlote salon the place he works below the Playas del Duque flats.
Other well-heeled purchasers of the salon embrace Paris Hilton, Victoria Beckham and actress and producer Salma Hayek.
Ivan informed MailOnline: ‘Kasia was very friendly and a nice lady who was always very courteous. We are very surprised and shocked by her death.
‘She was always a discreet lady and would never speak of her private life, but she seemed happy and upbeat.
‘She came in once a week to have her hair tidied and brushed and once a month she would have her extensions done. She would also have other beauty treatments.
‘I miss her a lot. She was the sort of person who made you want to love her.
‘Her twins also used to come in when they were staying here, but we didn’t see a lot of them as they have been in Paris. She was all the time completely satisfied once they have been round.’
Ms Gallanio had married the Qatari prince after he wooed her when she was a 19-year-old scholar in Paris, regardless of their 28-year age hole, however the pair cut up in 2007 and later divorced.
Hair stylist Ivan Romero stated: ‘Kasia was very pleasant and a pleasant girl who was all the time very courteous. We are very stunned and shocked by her dying’
Ms Gallanio was often called ‘la Sheiquesa’ in Marbella in a nod to her Royal hyperlinks in Qatar
The mother-of-three had claimed just lately that she had been pressured to promote a few of her jewelry to make ends meet.
Ms Gallanio was often called ‘la Sheiquesa’ in Marbella in a nod to her Royal hyperlinks in Qatar.
As nicely as being depressed in regards to the custody battle over her daughters, she was additionally stated to be devastated by the latest dying of an in depth good friend Sheikh Ahmed Ashmawi, in keeping with Spanish publication Vanitatis.
The report quoted one among her finest mates, recognized solely as GH, saying: ‘None of us had any idea what had happened until another friend of ours posted it on social networks on Sunday.
‘We hadn’t seen her for several days. Now they are saying in Marbella that Kasia has committed suicide, but we cannot believe it.
‘She would never do that because she knew the pain it would cause her daughters, whom she adored, and she would not take her own life.
‘She was feisty, joyful and full of light’.
Another shut good friend, Spanish socialite Carmen Lomana stated: ‘She was always with me in Marbella. She never missed one of my summer birthdays. We had a great time this year and now she’s gone.
The ex-husband of the deceased, Abdelaziz bin Khalifa Al Thani, is pictured in Paris in 1980
‘In recent years, the legal and judicial battle, led by serious accusations by her ex, Abdelaziz bin Khalifa Al Thani, had weakened her because she always told me that she did not want her twins to live in Qatar, that life there was free of freedom for women and that she was going to fight to the end so that her daughters would stay here’.
Ms Gallanio gave an interview in April, describing her life as like dwelling in a ‘golden cage’, saying how she wished freedom from her ex-husband.
She informed Women’s World: ‘Money is a curse as a result of it isolates you from lots of people. It’s a special world.’
The former princess revealed she even needed to promote her personal jewelry on account of her lengthy and bitter divorce, regardless of dwelling in her luxurious penthouse.
She stated: ‘I get criticised that I need money however I’ve to maintain my children
‘Abdelaziz likes to manage me by the youngsters which I believe just isn’t very well mannered and solely hurts them.’
Talking in regards to the alleged abuse of her daughter she added: ‘Power, diplomatic immunity and money should not enable you to have the ability to do issues above the regulation.
‘I hope it is not true nonetheless when my daughter says it, I do imagine my daughter
‘It’s a horrible story, one thing that hit me very exhausting. It’s each mom’s nightmare.’
French media stories have claimed Abdelaziz made his daughters sleep within the servants quarters of his palatial 50,000-square-foot Parisian home within the eighth arrondissement after they visited their mom till they apologised.
He was exiled there following a coup led by his half-brother Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani in 1995.