Queen’s Tour of the Gulf States, 1979

For the past month, we have been featuring the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh six-nation Tour of the Gulf States, the first ever by a female Head of State (which we have been covering in depth all month), which ended on this day in 1979, exactly 40 years ago. The Picnics, Races, and Banquets on this landmark Tour were instrumental in establishing close links with the rulers of the various Gulf States, and form an integral part of Britain’s Foreign policy in the region.

(Click on the link to get to the article on the country)

State Visit to Kuwait 

Visit to Bahrain 

State Visit to Saudi Arabia 

State Visit to Qatar 

State Visit to the United Arab Emirates 

State Visit to Oman 


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