Royal reception for King Abdullah in UK

Other News Materials 31 October 2007 03:37 (UTC +04:00)

(Gulfnews) - London: Queen Elizabeth arrives at Buckingham Palace with King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia after a state carriage procession along the Mall in London yesterday.

King Abdullah met the Queen yesterday at the start of a two-day state visit.

The Saudi monarch received a lavish welcome from the British Queen at the start of the visit, having already stirred protests with claims Britain is soft on terror.

The queen hosted a private lunch and a state banquet for King Abdullah at her official London residence, where he is staying, attended by scores of dignitaries including British Prime Minister Gordon Brown.