Charles and Camilla Joined By Princess Haya On Third Day in the UAE

  November 8, 2016 at 7:24 pm by

Dubai’s Princess Haya has joined the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall on several engagements on the couple’s third day in the United Arab Emirates.

The royal trio first visited the International Humanitarian City located in Dubai, a large centre built specifically to store and distribute humanitarian aid to areas in crisis. Charles, Camilla and Haya met with charity workers from the over 40 non-government organisations that operate out of the IHC.

Prince Charles praised the efforts of the IHC, its workers and the leader of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Princess Haya’s husband, for his support of the initiative; and said he was “delighted that the collaboration between the United Kingdom and the UAE on a range of development and assistance policies, from water and sanitation to humanitarian cooperation, has become an important element of our close and warm bilateral relationship.”

Afterwards, the Duchess and the Princess then headed over to the Al Jalila Children’s Speciality Hospital, which is the first children’s hospital in the UAE. Princess Haya showed Camilla around the hospital and its treatment facilities, before they spent time with some of the patients and their families.

Camilla also visited the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children, meeting women who are using the foundation’s shelter after fleeing domestic violence.

Meanwhile, Prince Charles visited the site of Expo2020 and was shown models of what the site will look like upon completion in time for the expo that brings together people from all over the world.

The Prince and the Duchess in the later afternoon flew to Bahrain for the final leg of the tour, where after arrival, they had an audience with King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, as well as the Crown Prince, Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa.

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