The British royal family toured Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque yesterday to discuss religious tolerance in the UAE.

Prince Charles and Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall, are now on day two of their three-day tour of the UAE, and yesterday they visited the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque to discuss the importance of tolerance of all people and religions.

The tour was attended by Sheikh Lubna, the UAE’s Minister of Tolerance, as well as religious leaders from many different faiths across the UAE.


Different religious leaders from across the UAE were at the mosque to meet Charles and Camilla.

Sheikh Lubna spoke to the royals about how the UAE and UK both represent a “promotion of tolerance, a respect of cultural diversity, and the acceptance of intellectual, cultural and religious values.”


The British royals were greeted off the plane by H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.


Camilla took time to chat to a group of Emirati women while at the mosque.


The visit included a panel discussion with a range of religious leaders who are allowed to openly practice their faith in the UAE.


Many ministers attended the event.

While at the mosque the royals visited the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s mausoleum, and also viewed a photo exhibition that charts the arrival of Islam to the UAE.


Prince Charles will also tour the private nature reserve the Bu Tinah islands as well as visit the Jahili Fort in Al Ain to listen to a performance by young Emirati musicians. In addition, His Royal Highness will stop by the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, where he is a patron.

Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall will visit the Imperial College London Diabetes Hospital, attend a tea for women empowerment and tour the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital.

The royals will then head to Dubai and Sharjah on November 8 to visit the International Humanitarian City and see the Expo 2020 site, before flying to Bahrain where they’ll end their engagements on November 11.