King Faisal of Iraq at Balmoral, 1952

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The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles and Princess Anne pose with King Faisal II of Iraq and Prince Regent Abdullah of Hejaz for a photocall during their visit to Balmoral Castle on this day in 1952, during the Queen and Royal Family’s first summer vacation at Balmoral after her Accession. The King and Prince were violently assassinated in 1958.


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