Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Qatari State Visit

At the invitation of The Queen, His Highness The Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, will pay a State Visit to the United Kingdom from Tuesday 26 October to Thursday 28 October 2010. The Emir will stay at Windsor Castle with his Consort, Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al-Missned.

His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani of Qatar paid a State Visit to the United Kingdom from 12th to 15th November 1985.

Earlier this year, Mohammed al Fayed sold Harrod's department store to the Qatari Royal Family for £1.5 billion.


Anonymous said...

I enjoyed your reportage of the announcement of the Qatari State Visit.

I was particularly exercised by the reference to a recent commercial investment by the Qatari Royal Family in London.

May I state that the "parting shot" in the piece was wonderfully understated?

Timothy Belmont said...

Personally I was disappointed that Harrod's fell out of British ownership when House of Fraser sold it.

I'm sure the new owners would dearly wish royal warrants to be reinstated; though, naturally, matters aren't quite so straightforward!