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UK QUEEN HOSTS JUBILEE LUNCH FOR SOVEREIGN MONARCHS

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(18 May 2012) Britain has come under criticism for inviting the king of Bahrain, whose Gulf state has been engaged in a brutal crackdown on political dissent, to a lunch on Friday celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee. The lunch in Windsor Castle was the largest gathering of foreign royals in Britain since Queen Elizabeth II's grandson, Prince William, was married to Kate Middleton last year. Then, as now, the decision to extend an invitation to members of the Bahraini royal family has angered whose who are upset by the deadly violence deployed against demonstrators since protests erupted in the Gulf state. Bahrain's Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa eventually skipped the royal wedding, saying he didn't want the controversy to tarnish the couple's happy day. But on Friday Buckingham Palace confirmed that his father, King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, attended the queen's lunch, along with some 45 other royal guests from around the world. The Foreign Office, which advised Buckingham Palace on the invitations, said that Britain's ties to Bahrain allowed UK officials to talk frankly with the strategic island nation's rulers about "a range of issues including those where we have concerns." Al Khalifa wasn't the only controversial guest dining at Windsor Castle. Swaziland's King Mswati III, who is accused of living in luxury while his people go hungry, also attended the lunch. Other guests included Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands; Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan; the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and Saudi Arabia's Prince Mohammed bin Nawwaf bin Abdulaziz al Saud. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry also attended the lunch. The Diamond Jubilee marks 60 years of Elizabeth's reign as Britain's monarch. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/cb51ef8230e8f3ab8cfbe66bd6eb85f3 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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marcellus maxey (1 day ago)
Oh what a price to pay when our creator Yahuah allow his son Yahusha to destroy these wicked kingdoms.
Как все прекрасно ,
Freddy Pedraza (1 month ago)
The only one I know outside of the British one's are the Japanese monarchs, the Belgium King, and the gigantic Spanish King
no one you know (2 months ago)
Where is bhutan?
G. Mário Sp. (3 months ago)
Bello ai lati della Regina ci sono rispettivamente gli ex Ré di Romania e Bulgaria, entrambe sono gli ultimi capi di Stato in vita della II Guerra Mondiale. Al giorno d'oggi , dopo la prematura scomparsa di Ré Michele di Romania , rimane solamente Ré Simeone di Bulgaria. Speriamo che in Bulgaria si restauri la Monarchia.
Mustafe Cali miyir (4 months ago)
nacalatullahi calaykum
Mr.Danger M.D (4 months ago)
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guest FromFuture (5 months ago)
Why they so disrespectful? They don't need dress code? But in their country very heavy lower's
Pasan Bhathiya (6 months ago)
Interesting to notice she only walks in front to accept Emperor and Empress of Japan.
Senior Elijah (1 day ago)
Murray Aronson and the UK remains a global power. The Queen does not bow to anyone even though you're an Emperor. Technically she has a bigger kingdom or should I say the Commonwealth Realms as she is Queen over 15 other countries other than the UK. Plus she has ruled or haas been in the throne longer than HIM.
Murray Aronson (1 day ago)
I don't know if Queen Elizabeth is supposed to bow before someone styled Emperor, but Japan is a major power; all the others are powers of lesser rank, even though some of them are wealthy e.g. the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Brunei, Kuwait, with either lots of capital or oil.
Senior Elijah (1 month ago)
stvh B He may be styled Emperor but the the Emperor of Japan is neither a head of state or government, just the symbol of the state. Queen is still Monarch of 16 countries and figurehead of 53 more. So yeah. She is considered senior to most royal families.
stvh B (2 months ago)
Pasan Bhathiya because the Emperors of Japan outrank E.ll , in fact she's supposed to bow to them, but monarch don't bow before another monarch.
mata hari (7 months ago)
that must be boring to be one of them
Globetrotter (7 months ago)
her royal reptilian arse is begging and sucking up to the Qatari's... Now where the hell is you royal class... ha ha ha !!!
Globetrotter (5 months ago)
They just follow anything USA orders them. If i want to be friends with someone, i have the right to be friends with anyone i wish. No one can tell me who i can be friends with or who i cannot be friends with...
AISHA . Qatar (5 months ago)
Globetrotter hahahah how’s say that?? Saudi’s or Emirates???😂😂😂😂
NihilSineDeo (7 months ago)
our King Michael of Romania in her right side...love it 03:00
soheir amri (7 months ago)
0:48 who is?
stvh B (2 months ago)
soheir amri the exiled king of Greece.
soheir amri (6 months ago)
Cedric Roels :)
Cedric Roels (6 months ago)
Queen Anne Mary of Greece
ED POTTS (11 months ago)
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yohana philips (1 year ago)
awwww, it is nice to see these royals still doing lunch and meeting stuff, it is something that rarely noticed by most of the people, cause some of us think monarchs and the royal things are just irrelevant our current world
Ashton Cooperss (6 months ago)
yohana philips it is irrelevant lmfao
huong ngoc (1 year ago)
THE QUEEN WHERE YOU ARE HERE MADAM?
Aisha Sow (1 year ago)
Sheikha Moza is a very beautiful and elegant women!!!!
lol Saudi king didn't even greet the queen no bowing I'm a king bitch
David Sapiencia (9 months ago)
his not a King he is an Emir
trish (1 year ago)
discusting bastard devils
Ella Stuart (1 year ago)
She seems very keen on doing business with House of Saud but even so I like her cuz she acts nice and humble like she's just the cleaner while the rest are stuck up toffs.
Jan en Henny Frits (1 year ago)
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Kendrick Kaufman (1 year ago)
I wish the video labelled who was who as many of us don't recognize royals.
stvh B (2 months ago)
Tonga, Queen mother of Willem of the Netherlands, Grand dude of Luxembourg, the emperors of Japan, the emir of Qatar and his wife, the exiled king of Greece and his wife, the saudi princes, the princesses of Morocco; in the waiting room I see the princess of Monaco and the queen of Denmark.
George Tonga (4 months ago)
King and Queen of Tonga also attended
CJCappella (1 year ago)
Just to add that the crown prince of Thailand (the current King) attended in place of The late King.
CJCappella (1 year ago)
Cristal P - 0.31 The former King and Queen of Bulgaria (who was Prime Minister of Bulgaria on this occasion)
Limegreenyummyyummy (2 years ago)
1:40 Who's that lady that bowed wearing some type of military suit? She's so adorable with that great big smile. :)
PTR65 (4 months ago)
Aide-De-Camp to His Majesty King Harald of Norway
Lina E (1 year ago)
Limegreenyummyyummy She probably works with Qatar's government because she preceded the king and the queen
Limegreenyummyyummy (1 year ago)
No I'm talking about the lady in the military uniform.
The Crazy kid (1 year ago)
Limegreenyummyyummy Mozzah Bint nasser Al Missed Queen consort of Qatar
Limegreenyummyyummy (2 years ago)
do you know what's her name?
Uncle Furball (2 years ago)
Here they all are hanging out with other corrupted sodomites. The Queen is a disgraceful, powerless, cowardly *SODOMITE* who has wrecked Britain along with the sissified, faggot government. One of their latest crimes being the claim of "legalisation" of fag marriage, in total conflict and contrast to the same Church they supposedly represent! Clowns.
M Scott (10 months ago)
Uncle Furball Just a question. How can The Queen be a sodomite?
Kiwi (2 years ago)
I have never seen anyone go cheek to cheek with the queen before O_O
stvh B (2 months ago)
monarch do kiss fellow monarch.
David Sapiencia (9 months ago)
actually she go es to cheek to cheek if the other Royal member if relative
RaymondHng (1 year ago)
Monarchs (and even former monarchs) do not bow or curtsy to each other.
everl0ng (1 year ago)
She only does it with other royals. And it's one of the very few occasions where she doesn't wear gloves.
Can Sak (2 years ago)
they are just shame of the world
Thomas Warren (4 months ago)
Wtf the Royal family has been part of our history and culture for almost 1,000 years.
Iain Inkster (5 months ago)
Gosh. Do you have any proof? Surprised you didn't finish your pathetic statement by saying 'FACT'.
Adargi (1 year ago)
+Uncle Furball How Fucking Dare you, you a disgrace!
Uncle Furball (2 years ago)
+Can Sak The Queen is a disgraceful, powerless, cowardly *SODOMITE* who has wrecked Britain along with the sissified, faggot government!
zaza zazanoyama (4 months ago)
Long live HM The Queen !! from Japan

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