Britain's Prince of Wales received a warm welcome as he landed in Kuwait yesterday (01.11.11).
Official State Lunch for HRH in Kuwait a splendid occasion. Kuwaiti hospitality is legendary!
Prince Charles was in the gulf country for a day of engagements, in support of the British Government and British businesses with investments in the oil rich Middle Eastern country.
Trade between Britain and Kuwait is hugely important to the British economy with the British Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary planning to double business between the two nations by 2015. The prince was in the country to help see in what ways he can support such plans.
Charles was accompanied by British Foreign Office Minister for the Middle East, Alastair Burt, as he met British business people working in Kuwait, at a conference of the Middle East Business Intelligence (MEED) group.
He then attended a vibrant military parade at the Bayan Palace, celebrating the contribution of Kuwaiti and British Armed Forces, which saw the Welsh guards - of which the Prince is a colonel - join the local armed forces for the display.
The prince then met British schoolchildren being educated in the country, before holding a private meeting with the Amir of Kuwait.
A tweet sent by the British Embassy in Kuwait read: "Official State Lunch for HRH in Kuwait a splendid occasion. Kuwaiti hospitality is legendary!"
Charles will next head to Qatar then South Africa - where he will be joined by his wife the Duchess of Cornwall - before continuing on to Tanzania.