Queen Elizabeth II waits for the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of Kuwait outside Windsor Castle during a three-day state visit on November 27, 2012 in Windsor, England. In the afternoon a military parade will be inspected at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst then a banquet is to be held at Windsor Castle in the Amir's honour this evening.
Sandhurst's sheikhs: Why do so many Gulf royals receive military training in the UK
A parade outside the building at Sandhurst. Sandhurst's sheikhs: Why do so many Gulf royals receive military training in the UK? Generations of foreign royals - particularly from the Middle East - have learned to be military leaders at the UK's Sandhurst officer training academy. Since 1812, the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst has been where the British Army trains its officers.