|Arab royalty looms behind and beside the Queen of England|
Whoa! We hear about how the Queen of England honours people with the OBE and the Knighthood and other goodies. She is by far the most visible and prominent royal in the world; the British monarchy is.
Therefore, we were (sic) quite amused to read this news from Abu Dhabi:
Shaikh Khalifa conferred on Queen Elizabeth the Order of Zayed, the United Arab Emirates’ highest civil decoration. He also bestowed the Order of Federation to both Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
It must be noted that the grand monarch of Great Britain got a civilian award. And no one is arching eyebrows?