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Critics target British royals’ celebration of 200 years of ties with Bahrain

Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, are to visit Bahrain on 8 November to take part in events marking the 200th anniversary of treaty ties with the United Kingdom. The royal couple are scheduled to visit Oman, the UAE and Bahrain on 5-11 November, when they are booked to take part in more than 50 engagements during the seven-day tour. The Bahrain leg provides another opportunity for human rights groups to denounce the UK government’s muted criticism of Manama’s hard line on opposition.

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