Women In Black: All-Female Security Surrounds Duchess Camilla In UAE

The picture was taken during the British royal's tour to promote religious tolerance and support women in leadership.

Camilla Parker Bowles, duchess of Cornwall, was recently in United Arab Emirates as part of a Middle Eastern tour along with her husband, Prince Charles.

They spent three days visiting Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.

After their visit, Clarence House released an amazing image of the duchess surrounded by four female bodyguards during her visit to the UAE.


In the image, the duchess is guarded by all female body guards, donning the traditional hijab and abaya (full body covering garment) as they guarded Camilla leaving the capital’s Emirates Palace Hotel for a busy day of public engagements.

The female body guards shown in the picture, Shaima al Kaabi, Basima al Kaabi, Hannan al Hatawi, Nisreen al Hamawi and Salama al Remeithi, are part of the UAE Armed Forces.

The four women were handpicked from the UAE's elite private presidential guard, which boasts more than 50 female members in all. Each member of the team is trained in martial arts and close quarters fighting techniques as well as defensive and evasive maneuvers, a source close to them revealed.

Three of these remarkable women, Kaabi, Hamawi and Hatawi, conquered Mount Everest earlier this year.

This is for the first time the duchess was guarded by all female bodyguards, and she was "delighted" at being given an all-female team for her stay in Abu Dhabi.

The British royals were on a royal tour to promote religious tolerance and support women in leadership, and this picture summed it up beautifully.

People took to Twitter to show their love for this extraordinary image.




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