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dazzling 09-25-2012 12:58 PM

State Visit from Kuwait: November 27 - 29, 2012
 
State Visit from Kuwait: November 27 - 29, 2012

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THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IS ISSUED BY THE PRESS SECRETARY TO THE QUEEN

The Amir of the State of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, has accepted an invitation from The Queen to pay a State Visit to the United Kingdom from 27 to 29 November, 2012. His Highness will stay at Windsor Castle.

Background
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh paid a State Visit to Kuwait in 1979 (His Highness Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the late Amir of the State of Kuwait).

The late Amir of the State of Kuwait paid a State Visit to the United Kingdom in 1995.
Source: royal.gov.uk

Duke-of-Earl 09-25-2012 01:09 PM

This State Visit is the perfect occasion for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to have their 'coming out'. Catherine can wear as much jewellery as she wants and it wouldn't appear over the top. Add to that the Lovers Knot, and I will be a very happy person!!

suztav 09-25-2012 01:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Duke-of-Earl
This State Visit is the perfect occasion for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to have their 'coming out'. Catherine can wear as much jewellery as she wants and it wouldn't appear over the top. Add to that the Lovers Knot, and I will be a very happy person!!

I am do excited ... Tiara alert!!!! :)

Lumutqueen 09-25-2012 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Duke-of-Earl (Post 1465484)
This State Visit is the perfect occasion for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to have their 'coming out'. Catherine can wear as much jewellery as she wants and it wouldn't appear over the top. Add to that the Lovers Knot, and I will be a very happy person!!

I'll be amazed if they turn up to anything more than a welcome greeting.

EIIR 09-25-2012 01:15 PM

I suppose they'll have to start attending these sorts of things sooner rather then later. This might be a good chance for them to take part for the first time, although I would err on the side of them not doing so.

Interesting that this visit will be taking place at Windsor Castle.

Artemisia 09-25-2012 01:16 PM

I love State Visits. Political aspect of the visit, for me it means one thing: it's jewellery time! :biggrin:
Hope to see Queen, Camilla and Kate, each wearing a breathtaking tiara. What a sight that would be!:queen3: :queen4: :princess2:

Duke-of-Earl 09-25-2012 01:22 PM

My hope is that HM may 'suggest' that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attend haha. I'm sure the Queen wants to see first hand how the couple will handle the formality of a State Visit.

Lumutqueen 09-25-2012 01:24 PM

We have the Indonesian State Visit prior to this one, they're staying at BP. I imagine William will be at work and Catherine will be in Wales. If they do come, no Lover's Knot please I beg anybody, no Lover's Knot.

carlota 09-25-2012 01:28 PM

here's hoping we will see kate in full gala for the first time!

Duke-of-Earl 09-25-2012 01:28 PM

The only reason I want to see the Lovers Knot, is because Catherine is the only woman who can wear it ( IMO ) and once she does, and the sky doesn't fall, the link to Diana will be broken .

Lumutqueen 09-25-2012 01:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Duke-of-Earl (Post 1465500)
The only reason I want to see the Lovers Knot, is because Catherine is the only woman who can wear it ( IMO ) and once she does, and the sky doesn't fall, the link to Diana will be broken .

For me, I don't like the tiara personally. But i'd rather have it give/worn by Henry's wife. Catherine has enough of Diana's jewels.

I would LOVE to see Camilla in the Dehli Durbar again, I would faint. I'm intrigued that in the Jubilee year we're getting visits from Indonesia and Kuwait.

Dman 09-26-2012 01:25 PM

Well, the Lovers Knot Tiara wasn't actually Diana's tiara but it was borrowed from the Queen. Although I do think it's a shame such a beautiful piece of jewelry haven't seen since the 90's.

I'm looking forward too seeing the pictures and some video of these State Visits.

Artemisia 11-26-2012 02:58 PM

The Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of Kuwait has just arrived in the UK, commencing his three-day state visit to the UK today during which he is due to meet Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. His Highness will be staying at the Windsor Castle as a guest of Her Majesty.

- The Amir
- The Amir's arrival
- Gallery from Zimbio and Getty

iceflower 11-27-2012 09:53 AM

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Here are the first pics of day 1, November 27 - Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales attended the welcome ceremony:



** gettyimages/zimbio gallery: The Amir Of Kuwait On His State Visit To The UK **

muriel 11-27-2012 09:58 AM

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Originally Posted by iceflower (Post 1487078)
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Here are the first pics of day 1, November 27 - Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales attended the welcome ceremony:



** gettyimages/zimbio gallery: The Amir Of Kuwait On His State Visit To The UK **

Lovely pictures.

Has it been confirmed that Camilla did not attend, or is that she was just not visible in the Zimbio pictures?

Ilse 11-27-2012 10:28 AM

The Queen looks superb!!

AdmirerUS 11-27-2012 11:48 AM

This is a GREAT photo of The Duke of Edinburgh, The Emir and a bear! The diversity of headwear alone should make your day.

http://cache3.asset-cache.net/gc/157...zz6y8Vgg%3d%3d

dbarn67 11-27-2012 12:11 PM

The DOE and Prince Charles look wonderful as well.

Molly2101 11-27-2012 12:12 PM

Prince Philip is such a great guy. :D May I ask why they are in top hat's? I don't seem to recall the same procedure when there are state visits to Buckingham Palace.

I am guessing there will be the usual banquet, but do we seen photos of Windsor Castle banquet's?

I spotted the Duke of York in the background of an image as well.

PssKatie 11-27-2012 12:24 PM

The Queen looks incredible in that coat/hat! It's one of my favorite looks from her in quite a while! And the men don't look too bad themselves. I do love when they wear their top hats. :)


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