Saudi Arabia

King Salman calls for a political solution in Yemen

King Salman of Saudi Arabia gave his annual policy speech this week at the beginning of the third year of the Shoura Council’s seventh session. He used to speech to both outline the Kingdom’s foreign policy and to also comment on how progress was being made domestically towards the goals for Vision 2030. He stated that the Kingdom would continue in its efforts to resolve regional crises.
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How many successors are there to the British throne?

One advantage of a monarch who reigns for a substantial period is you can potentially see a long line of succession stretching into the future. Prince Charles is heir apparent; he has a son, the Duke of Cambridge who has three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. But how far does the line of succession stretch, how long is a piece of string? We must remember in the time…
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Royal WeddingsThe Yorks

Who were the foreign royal guests at Princess Eugenie and Jack's wedding?

Whilst many eyes on Friday were looking at the Hollywood “A” listers who attended Prince Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding at Windsor, there were also many representatives of both our royal family and foreign royal families in attendance who had some connection with the couple. Let us take a look at them, together with their links to the couple and our Royal Family. Crown Prince…
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The Gloucesters

Duchess of Gloucester opens new Music School

The Duchess of Gloucester unveiled a new music school at Kings College School, Wimbledon this week. The new state of the art facility includes a concert hall that can seat 200 people and house an orchestra of sixty on the stage. The Duchess was met by Deputy Lieutenant, Ms…
International royalsSaudi Arabia

King Salman of Saudi Arabia opens the Haramain Railway

The second largest annual gathering of Moslems is the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca. This week, King Salman of Saudi Arabia launched the Haramain High Speed Railway at Jeddah’s Al-Sulaymaniyah station. Opening to the public next month, the electric railway will whisk up to 60 million passengers a year with a fleet of thirty-five trains carrying just over four hundred passengers per…
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