Published 13 July 2010

THE FOLLOWING ANNOUNCEMENT IS ISSUED BY THE PRESS SECRETARY TO THE QUEEN

At the invitation of The Queen, His Highness The Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, will pay a State Visit to the United Kingdom from Tuesday 26 October to Thursday 28 October 2010. The Emir will stay at Windsor Castle, with his Consort Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al-Missned.

Background:
His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani of Qatar paid a State Visit to the United Kingdom from 12th to 15th November 1985.

On Tuesday 6th April 2010, The Queen held a Reception for the Launch of Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing at Windsor Castle, attended by Her Highness Sheikha Mozah.