Riyadh, Asharq Al-Awsat-The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Received yesterday England’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall.
Earlier in the day the Prince of Wales became the first western to Prince Charles is the first Westerner to address the Imam Muhammad bin Saud University, one of the most renowned and oldest learning institutions in the Kingdom.During his visit at the University Prince Charles said “I think we need to recover the depth, the subtlety, the generosity of imagination, the respect for wisdom that so marked Islam in its great ages. he also stressed that responsible men and women should do “all we can to overcome the distrust that poisons so many people’s lives.” Islam called Jews and Christians the peoples of the book because they, like Muslims, are a part of a religion of sacred texts,” Charles said.
Meanwhile, Camilla was given a warm welcome at the Nahda Philanthropic Society for Women. Her head was bare, like the Saudi women in the center, which is closed to men, but she wore long scarves around her neck, apparently to cover her hair once she stepped outside.The couple came to Riyadh from Egypt and are due to go on to India on their second official trip abroad together since their marriage last April.