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Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh were on a state visit to the Middle East

Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Queen Elizabeth II meet Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum Ruler of Dubai and Prime Minster of the UAE at Emirates Palace on November 25, 2010 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed al-Maktoum, Emirati vice president and ruler of Dubai, unveiled a commemorative plaque in Abu Dhabi on November 25, 2010 to mark the beginning of construction of the Zayed National Museum which will be built on Saadiyat Island off the coast of the Emirati capital in partnership with the British Museum. (AFP/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (C) walks with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed al-Maktoum, Emirati vice president and ruler of Dubai, (front-R) during a ceremony to unveil the design of the Zayed National Museum. (AFP/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Emirati girls dance as they greet Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (C) and Sheikh Mohammed (AFP/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is escorted by Sheikh Mohammed (AFP/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed al-Maktoum (C-R), Emirati vice president and ruler of Dubai, chat after unveiling a commemorative plaque in Abu Dhabi (AFP/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Queen Elizabeth II speaks with the President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed al Nahyan at the Mushrif Palace on November 25, 2010 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh are in Abu Dhabi on a State Visit to the Middle East. The Royal couple will spend two days in Abu Dhabi and three days in Oman (Getty IMages)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Queen Elizabeth II exchanges gifts with the President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed al Nahyan at the Mushrif Palace (Getty IMages)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Queen Elizabeth II is greeted by the Sultan of Oman, His Majesty Qaboos bin Said Al Said, after arriving from the UAE on November 25, 2010 in Muscat, Oman (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Oman's Sultan Qaboos bin Said welcomes Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip (C) upon their arrival at Muscat on November 25, 2010 following her trip to the United Arab Emirates. (AFP/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II shakes hands with Omani Deputy Prime Minister Fahd bin Mahmud al-Said upon her arrival at Muscat (AFP/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Omani leader Sultan Qaboos bin Said (R) welcomes Queen Elizabeth ll at an official welcoming ceremony on November 26, 2010, in Muscat, the second leg of the British monarch's Gulf tour. (AFP/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh meet dignitaries as they visit Al-Alam Palace on November 26, 2010 in Muscat, Oman (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Britian's Queen Elizabeth ll (R) greets Omani Minister of Education Rawiya bint Saud al-Busaidiya at an official welcoming ceremony (AFP/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Queen Elizabeth II takes a salute as she visits Al-Alam Palace on November 26, 2010 in Muscat, Oman (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Queen Elizabeth II , Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Sultan Qaboos bin Said listen to the national anthem as they visit Al-Alam Palace on November 26, 2010 in Muscat, Oman (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Omani leader Sultan Qaboos bin Said (R) meets Queen Elizabeth ll on November 26, 2010, in Muscat, the second leg of the British monarch's Gulf tour. (AFP/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Elizabeth II and Sultan Qaboos bin Said take the salute at Al-Alam Palace on November 26, 2010 in Muscat, Oman (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Sultan Qaboos bin Said arrives at Al-Alam Palace on November 26, 2010 in Muscat, Oman (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Queen Elizabeth II laughs with Foreign & Commonwealth Secretary William Hague during a Tate Gallery event as they visit Al-Alam Palace on November 26, 2010 in Muscat, Oman (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Queen Elizabeth II and Sultan Qaboos bin Said (R) attended a Tate Gallery event at Al-Alam Palace on November 26, 2010 in Muscat, Oman (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Workers roll up the red carpet after the visit of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Queen Elizabeth II is greeted by the Sultan Qaboos bin Said as she and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (C) arrive for their official welcome at the Muscat Gate (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
People wait for the arrival of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh to be officially welcomed by Sultan Qaboos bin Said (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
People wait for the arrival of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh to be officially welcomed by Sultan Qaboos bin Said (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Queen Elizabeth II presents the Sultan of Oman, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said with a book, before a State Banquet at his Palace (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Queen Elizabeth II presents the Sultan of Oman, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said with two silver ornate framed pictures of herself and the Duke of Edinburgh, before a State Banquet at his Palace (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh attend a reception at the Ambassador's residance on November 27, 2010 in Muscat, Oman (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Queen Elizabeth II attends a reception at the Ambassador's residence (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh attends a reception at the Ambassador's residence (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Queen Elizabeth II and the Sultan of Oman, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said sit as they watch an equestrian event and horse racing, at the Royal Horse Racing Club on November 27, 2010 in Seeb Oman (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh are presented a golden vase by the Sultan of Oman, before a State Banquet at his Palace on November 26, 2010 in Muscat, Oman (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II sit as they watch an equestrian event and horse racing, at the Royal Horse Racing Club (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Members of the Oman Royal Cavalry perform at an event in honour of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Members of the Oman Royal Cavalry perform at an event in honour of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Queen Elizabeth II meets a femal jockey at an event in honour of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on November 27, 2010 in Muscat, Oman. (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Members of the Oman Royal Cavalry perform at an event in honour of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Members of the Oman Royal Cavalry perform at an event in honour of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II stands with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahayan upon their arrival to visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in the Emirati capital on November 24, 2010. (AFP/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh arrived at Abu Dhabi Airport on November 24, 2010 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, on arrival at Abu Dhabi Airport on November 24, 2010 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Queen Elizabeth II (C) watches as girls read the Quran at the Sheikh Zayed Mosque on November 24, 2010 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Queen Elizabeth II (L) arrives at the Sheikh Zayed Mosque on November 24, 2010 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
The Sheikh Zayed Mosque on November 24, 2010 in Abu Dhabi (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Andrew, Duke of York (right) arrive at the Sheikh Zayed Mosque (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
William Hague and his wife Ffion Hague arrive ahead of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at the Sheikh Zayed Mosque on November 24, 2010 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (C-R) arrived with a delegation to visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in the Emirati capital of Abu Dhabi on November 24, 2010 (AFP/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Andrew, Duke of York (R) arrive at the Sheikh Zayed Mosque on November 24, 2010 in Abu Dhabi (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip (L) stand with Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahayan (R) upon their arrival to visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in the Emirati capital on November 24, 2010 (AFP/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
Queen Elizabeth II arrives at the Sheikh Zayed Mosque on November 24, 2010 in Abu Dhabi (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
A general view of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque on November 24, 2010 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
A general view of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque on November 24, 2010 in Abu Dhabi (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth meets UAE, Oman royals
A general view of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque on November 24, 2010 in Abu Dhabi (Getty Images)