6 gifts Queen received from Arab leaders


In honor of the British monarch, we take a look at some of the gifts she received from the region during her 70-year reign.

Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, king of Bahrain, presented Elizabeth with two purebred Arabian horses at the 2013 Royal Windsor Horse Show.

Sultan Qaboos

In 2010, former ruler of Oman Sultan Qaboos bin Said presented the queen with a 12-inch vase engraved in 21-carat gold, and a gold Faberge egg that opened to reveal a tiny toy horse.

Sheikh Khalifa

In 1985, Qatar’s ruler at the time, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani, gave the queen a diamond necklace with a centerpiece of two large rubies.

Sheikh Rashid

In 1979, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, ruler of Dubai at the time, gifted Elizabeth diamond and sapphire jewelry, a solid-gold sculpture of a camel, and two palm trees.

King Faisal

In 1967, Saudi Arabia’s King Faisal gifted the British monarch a necklace with 300 diamonds, including baguettes and brilliants, weighing more than 80 carats.

King Farouk

Egypt’s King Farouk gifted the queen a gold necklace in 1947 that dated back to the third century and incorporated one of the earliest Egyptian coins.

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