British State Visit to Bahrain, 1979

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The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are hosted by Sheikh Isa bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Emir of Bahrain on their State Visit to Bahrain on this day 1979, after visiting Kuwait during their six-nation Tour of the Gulf States, the first ever by a female Head of State (which we are covering in depth all month). Events included an Official Welcome, Horse Racing, a visit to an exhibition of local crafts at Budaiya Park, and a tour of Bahrain Museum at Muharraq. The Emir hosted a State Dinner in honour of the Queen (wearing the Vladimir Tiara) and Duke at the Al-Qudaibiya Palace in Manama, while the Queen (in the Girls of Great Britain & Ireland Tiara) and Duke hosted a Return Dinner in honour of the Queen and Duke on the Royal Yacht Britannia.

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