An all-female protection team flank British royal the Duchess of Cornwall, formerly known as Camilla Parker-Bowles, during a trip to the United Arab Emirates. The visit was part of a Middle Eastern tour with husband Prince Charles, as they visited Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.
They were protected by a group of women dressed in the traditional hijab and abayas.
The five are members of the UAE’s presidential guard, which includes a total of 50 women. The group protecting the Duchess are all between the ages of 29 and 30 and are highly skilled in martial arts training and combat techniques. Shaima, Nisreen and Hannan have even climbed Mount Everest.
Each woman has unidentified weapons hiding in her ensemble, ready to protect the Duchess.
The Queen with her five great-grandchildren and her two youngest grandchildren. The children are, from bottom left:
Mia Tindall (holding The Queen’s handbag), the two year old daughter of Zara and Mike Tindall;
James, Viscount Severn (aged 8) and Lady Louise (12), the children of The Earl and Countess of Wessex and the youngest of The Queen’s eight grandchildren;
Savannah (5) and Isla Phillips (3), daughters of The Queen’s eldest grandson Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn;
Prince George (2) and, in The Queen’s arms and in the tradition of Royal portraiture, the youngest great-grandchild, Princess Charlotte (11months), children of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their daughter Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.
She will be known as Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Kensington Palace have announced.
Elizabeth is the name of the baby’s great-grandmother, Elizabeth II, Queen of England. Diana is the name of the baby’s late grandmother, Diana (better known as Lady Di), the Duke’s mother, who died in a car crash in Paris in 1997.
It was feared that the Queen could be greatly indisposed if the baby was given Diana as her first name (as relations were tense between the Queen and her ex-daughter in law) but coming third after the Queen’s own name, the name Diana will probably not cause any problem.
Ms. Angelina Jolie was received by The Queen when Her Majesty presented her with the Insignia of an Honorary Dame Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George.
This honour was awarded her in recognition of Angelina Jolie’s campaigning against sexual violence in war zones. Angelina Jolie is a United Nation special envoy. She is also the best-paid American actress, famous for her role as Lara Croft.
Angelina Jolie’s husband, actor Brad Pitt, and their six children, went to Buckingham palce with her and met the Queen too.