Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Middle East Tour - Charles and Camilla (2016)

Friday 4th -  Muscat, Oman
  • Charles - Received a traditional welcome by His Highness Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq bin Taimur Al Said (Minister of Heritage and Culture)

Saturday 5th -  Muscat, Oman
  • Both - Attended a Cultural Arrival at the Palace Boulevard,
    • Received by His Highness Sayyid Haitham bin Tariq bin Taimur Al Said (Minister of Heritage and Culture)
  • Both - Attended a Service of Holy Communion at the Protestant Church to mark the 125th Anniversary of the Final Visit to Oman 
  •  Both - Attended Dinner hosted by The Sultan of Oman
  • Charles - Visit the new National Museum where they will receive a ceremonial welcome
    •  Meet communities from the different regions of Oman showing traditional clothing and crafts
  • Charles - Visited at the Christian Cemetery at Bait Al Noor Church Compound
  • Charles - Visit Ras Al Shajar wildlife reserve
    • hear more about their conservation programme in the wadi (valley) and on the coastal plain, focussing on endangered species. 
  • Charles - Attend an event for young leaders in Oman
    • Including John Smith Fellows, Outward Bound graduates, young people from The Prince's Trust International, members of the Anglo-Omani Society Next Generation Group, and the British Council Next Generation initiative. 
  • Camilla - Visit  Dar Al Hanan Hospice with Oman Cancer Association, which runs an outreach program dedicated to meeting the needs of children with cancer.  
  • Camilla -  Attended a reception for "Women in Business", at the Residence of Her Majesty's Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman. 

Sunday 6th -  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Both - Attending an event at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque to promote religious tolerance
    • hosted by the United Arab Emirates Minister of State for Tolerance, Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi. 
  • Both - Visited the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque to attended a Celebration of Tolerance Reception.
  • Both - Paid their respects at the tomb of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (Founder and First President of the United Arab Emirates)
  • Charles -  attended a Reception for Young Leaders at the Al Bustan Palace Hotel
  • Charles -  received members of the Empty Quarter Expedition at the Al Bustan Palace Hotel. 
  • Charles -  Held an Investiture at the Residence of Her Majesty's Ambassador. 
  • Charles -  Attended a Meeting for The Prince's Foundation for Building Community, at the Residence of Her Majesty's Ambassador
  • Charles -  Received a briefing on the British Loan Service Team, Oman, in Muscat
    •  Met Loan Service personnel and their families.
  • Camilla - Visited Dar Al Atta Let's Read Charity Bookshop and mobile library bus in Muscat.
  • Camilla - Visited the Children's Library in Muscat

Monday 7th - Abu Dhabi, Bu Tinah and Al Ain
  • Charles - visit Bu Tinah archipelago, a UNESCO recognised site that is a protected sanctuary home to endangered species such as the dugong and hawksbill turtle. 
  • Charles - Visited Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, and attended a Youth Circle. 
  • Charles -  Attended an Accounting for Sustainability Circle of Practice Meeting at the Emirates Palace Hotel. 
  • Both - Attended a Cultural Celebration at Al Jahili Fort for UK-UAE 2017 
  • Both - Attended a Dinner given by The Crown Prince at Al Jahili Fort. 
  • Camilla - Met with Sheikha Fatima bint Al Ketbi at the Sea Palace
  • Camilla - Visited Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital
  • Camilla - Attended a Women's Empowerment Lunch at the Anantara Hotel
  • Camilla - Visited the Imperial College London Diabetes Centre

Tuesday 8th -  Dubai, Sharjah and Manama
  • Both - visited International Humanitarian City, Dubai, and were received by Princess Haya bint Al Hussein Al Maktoum. 
  • Charles - visited the site of Expo 2020.
  • Charles - Meet with the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum). 
  • Charles - Meet with the Ruler of Sharjah (Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi). 
  • Charles - Visited the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property-Architectural and Archaeological Tangible Heritage to the Arab Region. 
  • Camilla - Visited the Al Jalila Childrens' Speciality Hospital.
  • Camilla - visited the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children, which is the first licensed non-profit shelter in the U.A.E. for victims of domestic violence, child abuse and human trafficking.
  • Both - Meet with The King of Bahrain at Bustan Palace. 
  • Both - Attended a Dinner given by The King of Bahrain and Princess Sabika bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa at Al Roudha Palace. 

Wednesday 9th  
No Public Engagements

Thursday 10th - Manama
  • Both -Attend celebration at the British Ambassador's Residence to markthe 200th anniversary of the first agreement between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United Kingdom
  • Both -Visit the Post Office Museum to launch a new stamp commemorating the 200th anniversary of U.K.-Bahrain relations
  • Both -Visit the Bahrain National Museum to view the Spitfire exhibition and participate in a Young Leaders' reception. The display at the Bahrain National Museum illustrates the shared aviation heritage of Bahrain and the U.K. and includes an iconic World War II Spitfire, painted in Bahrain livery, provided by the R.A.F Museum.
  • Both -Visited the Old Souq and were received by The Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister (Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa).
  • Both -Visited the Krishna Temple, Manama. 
  • Charles - Visit the Royal Navy's base in Bahrain, H.M.S. Jufair. As the first major British base east of the Gulf of Suez since 1971, H.M.S. Jufair makes a major contribution to security in the region. 
    • Open the Welfare Block that will service personnel stationed at the base. 
    • Visite HMS Middleton
  • Charles - Met with  Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa (Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain) at the Residence on Jiddah Island.
  • Charles - Attended an Empowering Communities for Positive Change Meeting at Bin Matar House. 
  • Charles -Visited Al-Fateh Grand Mosque and subsequently joined University of Bahrain students attending a workshop on Traditional Geometry in Islamic Art, at Isa Cultural Centre.  
  • Charles - Attended a Dinner given by The Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Bahrain at Majalis al Khial. 
  • Camilla - Visited St. Christopher's School, Manama. 
  • Camilla - Visit Bahrain's Supreme Council for Women. The Supreme Council for Women was established in 2001 and exists to empower Bahraini women in society at large. 
    • Meet with successful women entrepreneurs who have been supported by the Council.

Friday 11th - Manama
  • Charles - Attended a Service of Remembrance at the British Embassy in Manama. 
  • Charles - Visited Ras Sanad Mangroves, Tubli Bay, and was briefed on the work of the Supreme Council for the Environment. 
  • Charles - Visited the Southern New Town development and was received by The Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Bahrain, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister (Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa). 
  • Both - Visited King Hamad's Stable Majalis at Safriya Palace and were received by The King of Bahrain, The Crown Prince and Sheikh Isa bin Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa. 
  • Camilla - Visited Dar Al Aman Women's Refuge. 
  • Camilla - Meet with Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa at Al Roudha Palace. 
  • Camilla -Visited the National Theatre and viewed a rehearsal by the Bolshoi Ballet. 

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