This Extraordinary Image Of Camilla Parker-Bowles And Her All-Female Guard Has The World Talking

BY Maddison Glendinning / Nov 9 2016 / 19:14 PM

As far as shots go, this one is pretty special

This Extraordinary Image Of Camilla Parker-Bowles And Her All-Female Guard Has The World Talking
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Camilla Parker Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall, is in the UAE at the moment as part of a Royal tour of the region with husband Prince Charles. The pair have so far visited Oman, followed by Abu Dhabi where they stopped into the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and they've just touched down in Bahrain on their final leg of the tour. 

Clarence House released an extraordinary image this morning of the Duchess surrounded by four female bodyguards during her visit to the UAE. The women charged with protecting Camilla are Shaima al Kaabi, Basima al Kaabi, Hannan al Hatwai, Nisreen al Hamai and Salama al Remeithi, all of whom are part of the UAE Armed Forces. The Emirati women were assigned to guard Camilla and the Duchess was said to have been thrilled with the decision to give her an all-female unit.

Shaima, Nisreen and Hannan were also part of a team that successfully climbed to the Mount Everest base camp earlier in tthe year.