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Prince Charles to visit Gulf region in November

Charles and Camilla plan official royal trip to the UAE, Bahrain and Oman

Prince Charles to visit Gulf region in November
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales. (Getty Images)

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall will be visiting the Gulf region in November.

In a statement from Clarence House, the official residence of The Prince of Wales, the royal family confirmed brief details of the planned visit.

“On behalf of the British Government, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will undertake official visits to the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Sultanate of Oman and the United Arab Emirates in November 2016,” Clarence House said in a statement.

"The tour will help to strengthen the United Kingdom's warm bilateral relations with key partners in the region."

Prince Charles is no stranger to the UAE, this will be the eighth time that he’s visited, with his first trip being in 1989. He’s already been a 10-day visit to the Gulf with Camilla in 2007.

Last time Charles was in the UAE was in February 2015 when he met Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.

The UK’s royal family has a strong relationship with many ruling families in the Middle East, with regular visits to the likes of Bahrain and Oman as well as the UAE. S

imon Martin, the UK’s ambassador to Bahrain, said: “I am absolutely delighted that this important and historic visit is crowning a year in which we are celebrating the 200th-year anniversary of UK-Bahrain relations.”


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