World Bulletin / News Desk
While the world turned its gaze to the US Presidential election, news of the British royal visit to the United Arab Emierates almost slipped under the radar.
What caught the attention of most of those reporting on the trip was the security guards for the Duchess, composing of four women.
Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, was recently in the UAE as part of a Middle Eastern tour together with her husband Prince Charles spending three days visiting Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.
During her visit, Camilla was accompanied by an all-female protection squad, the palace revealed. The image was revealed by Clarence House on Wednesday.
In the image, the duchess is surrounded four Emirati women with each one wearing the Islamic hijab and the abyas as they guarded Camilla leaving the capital’s Emirates Palace Hotel.
The image, which currently has more than 3,000 likes on Instagram, has attracted much praise, with commenters expressing their appreciation of the enpowering act.
The women that made up the bodyguard team were Shaima al Kaabi, Basima al Kaabi, Hannan al Hatawi (behind the Duchess), Nisreen al Hamawi and Salama al Remeithi, and all are aged between 29 and 30, according to the Daily Mail. Three of these women, Nisreen, Hannan and Shaima, have conquered Mt Everest this year, and also are all are highly skilled in martial arts and combat techniques.
The British newspaper reported that Camilla was “delighted by the decision to assign her a female team while she is travelling in the Gulf”.
Last Mod: 12 Kasım 2016, 22:28