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A spectacular welcome for the Queen in the ancient desert kingdom of Oman

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29 NOVEMBER 2010

Such is the regard for the British monarch in Oman, Sultan Qaboos Al-Alam laid on three days of extravagant events to welcome her and Prince Philip.

Not only that. On learning that was the only date she could make for the trip was in November, he postponed the 40th anniversary celebrations of his reign, which were originally planned for July.

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