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Prince Charles & Princess Diana arrived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on the last stage of their Middle East tour in 1968. They were treated to a day at the races with the jockeys competing for a Cup named after the royal couple.

The Royal couple  also took a tour around the  historic Masmak fortress in Riyadh. Princess Diana visited a home for handicapped children. Later the  couple were taken into the desert for a banquet in a Bedouin tent with members of Saudi Royal Family.

Two Saudi princes joined in a traditional sword dance to honour their guests.  The couple were given a portrait showing the Princess in traditional Muslim headdress.