The Duchess of Cornwall has ‘never’ had a large group of women look after her
The Duchess of Cornwall has “never” had a large group of women look after her.
The 69-year-old royal recently visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with her husband Prince Charles in a bid to show their support to women in leadership and to help promote religious tolerance, and they were accompanied by an all-female protection team who were handpicked from the UAE’s elite to protect them, which the Duchess found “extraordinary”.
Speaking to the Daily Mail about her entourage, the Duchess – who is also known as Camilla Parker-Bowles – said: “It’s fascinating. It is quite extraordinary to have them. I have never had four women looking after me [and] they are the most incredible women.”
Camilla has revealed she quizzed a few of her guards including Shaima al Kaabi, Basima al Kaabi, Hannan al Hatawi and Nisreen al Hamawi on their venture, and was surprised to learn the females had conquered Mount Everest.
She added: “The first one had climbed Everest. I said ‘How long did it take?’ and she said 16 days! It’s quite remarkable.”
And images of Camilla and Charles were previously shared on Clarence House’s Instagram account.
Alongside one image of Camilla surrounded by her guards who adorned the traditional hijabs and abayas walking out of the Emirates Palace Hotel, it read: “Her Royal Highness with her all-female protection team during #RoyalVisitUAE From left to right: Shaima al Kaabi, Basima al Kaabi, Hannan al Hatawi, Nisreen al Hamawi and Salama al Remeithi. Earlier this year Shaima, Nisreen and Hannan also achieved the remarkable feat of conquering Mount Everest. (c)Clarence House (sic).”
And the couple – who married in 2005 – have publicly thanked the UAE for their stay.
Alongside an image of the couple shared on social media, which sees Camilla wear a traditional bright blue ensemble, read: “Thank you for the wonderful welcome United Arab Emirates! The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall are now off to Bahrain, the final country on their Royal tour. Follow #RoyalVisitBahrain for updates (sic).”