Dutchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker-Bowles and Prince of Wales, Charles were in the United Arab Emirates last week to promote religious tolerance and support women in leadership in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Al Ain. And it seems that the theme of women empowerment had been extended to every last detail including the security team of the Dutchess that was made of eight women.
Clarence House shared a photo of the five badass women security guards walking alongside the Dutchess at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi dressed in their traditional attire.
The women were selected from the UAE’s presidential guard that employs more than 50 women, Emirates women reported.
The five badass women are- Shaima al Kaabi, Basima al Kaabi, Hannan al Hatawi, Nisreen al Hamawi and Salama al Remeithi. What’s even more inspiring is that all of them are trained in martial arts and three of them- al Kaabi, al Hatawi and al Hamawi- even conquered Mount Everest earlier this year.
“It is quite extraordinary to have them. I have never had four women looking after me [and] they are the most incredible women. The first one had climbed Everest. I said ‘how long did it take?’ and she said 16 days! It’s quite remarkable,” the Dutchess said in an exclusive interview to the Daily Mail.
Her Royal Highness with her all-female protection team during #RoyalVisitUAE From left to right: Shaima al Kaabi, Basima al Kaabi, Hannan al Hatawi, Nisreen al Hamawi and Salama al Remeithi. Earlier this year Shaima, Nisreen and Hannan also achieved the remarkable feat of conquering Mount Everest. ©Clarence House