The Duchess of Cornwall Has Security Team Of All Women On UAE Visit

Her Royal Highness with her all-female protection team during #RoyalVisitUAE  From left to right: Shaima al Kaabi, Basima al Kaabi, Hannan al Hatawi, Nisreen al Hamawi and Salama al Remeithi.  Earlier this year Shaima, Nisreen and Hannan also achieved the remarkable feat of conquering Mount Everest. ©Clarence House

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The Royal family is supporting the visibility of women in male dominated positions in a major way.

While the U.S. is trying to get over a week that feels like the country was set back 50 years, Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall was accompanied by an all female security team when she recently visited the Middle East.

Prince Charles, The Duchess of Cornwall’s husband is set to be king after his mother Queen Elizabeth, which makes Camellia’s next title, Princess of Consort.

While on the final day of the #RoyalVisitUAE yesterday, The Duchess of Cornwall visited the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children, a shelter that supports women and children fleeing from domestic violence and helps families strengthen ties. Here HRH met some of the people who have been helped by the centre and heard about the work they do across the UAE.

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While on tour to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain the royal family’s security team consisted of four women dressed in their traditional religious garments. These women who are trained in martial arts and combat were hand picked from the United Arab Emirates presidential guard, which has more than 50 women who are all similarly trained.

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During the #RoyalVisitBahrain today, The Duchess of Cornwall visited the Supreme Council for Women to celebrate the achievements of exceptional women. @Scwbahrain consists of 16 women from different backgrounds and ensures issues relating to the status of women are given prominence and consideration. HRH Princess Sabeeka is its President. During the visit, The Duchess met the country’s first ever Paralympic medallist, Fatima Nedham, who won gold in the shotput at Rio. Press Association via Clarence House IG

Considering the Duchess promoted religious tolerance and supporting women in leadership while on her trip, the all female security team was a great touch. 

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