Saturday, 27 November 2010

Queen Elizabeth holds talks with Sultan Qaboos on boosting Britain-Oman ties

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II met Sultan Qaboos during a visit to Muscat marking the 40th anniversary of his rule, on her second and final leg of a Gulf tour.

Dressed in light pink with a white bag, gloves and shoes, the 84-year-old monarch who arrived from a two-day visit to the United Arab Emirates was accompanied by her husband, Prince Philip, to the Sultan’s Al Alam Palace.

Omani artillery fired a 21-gun salute to the Queen upon her arrival at the palace, Oman’s official ONA news agency reported.

The Sultan, the Queen and Prince Philip discussed “the historical relations binding the two friendly countries (and) aspects of the existing close co-operation between the two sides in all fields,” it said.

The visit “is an opportunity to celebrate our thriving relationship” with Oman “which has been transformed since Her Majesty last visited in 1979 ... and to look forward to even stronger ties,” British Foreign Secretary William Hague said in a statement posted on the embassy’s website.

More photos on Queen Elizabeth's visit to the Sultanate of Oman at Noblesse et Royautés.

On 6th and 7th March 2011 Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands will pay a visit to Oman on the invitation of Sultan Qaboos. The Dutch Queen will be accompanied by Crown Prince Willem Alexander and his wife, Princess Maxima.

1 comment:

Nuno Castelo-Branco said...

In Europe, certain people are trying to pass an new "legend" about Prince Charles. They are saying that the Prince of Wales was in secrecy initiated in a muslim tariqa and ... he "is" muslim.

As you can see, "they" do not hesitate. Simply shameful!