Bahrain Crown Prince declines royal wedding invite
Manama, April 25, 2011
His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander, has decided not to attend the marriage of Prince William, son of Prince Charles of Wales, in London on Friday.
He yesterday sent a letter to Prince Charles apologising for not being able to attend the ceremony and share his joy on his son’s wedding day, out of his keenness to remain with His Majesty King Hamad as Bahrain goes through current conditions, and to be at his disposal to answer all Royal orders.
He outlined the situation currently prevailing in Bahrain, pointing out efforts to overcome the crisis, and for the march of reform, development
and progress to continue.
He paid tribute to His Majesty and all Bahrain people’s co-operation. “I was hoping the Kingdom of Bahrain would have a high-profile representation at this glamorous event, thus reflecting the friendship bonding of our countries.
However, the current situation reigning in Bahrain prevents me from attending,” he said.
The Crown Prince hailed the strong historic relations bonding Bahrain and the UK, affirming the need to continue to bolstering ties. He also extended sincere and heartfelt congratulations to Queen Elizabeth, Prince Charles, the UK government, the British people, as well as the bride and groom, wishing them happiness. - TradeArabia News Service