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Video: 'Royal row' as dubious guests lunch at Windsor

The royals of the world jetted in to Britain yesterday to herald the start of Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

However, hardly had they landed but a row was raging over the decision to include a string of dubious guests at yesterday's 'Monarchs' Lunch' at Windsor Castle.

The most controversial was King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa of Bahrain, whose regime is condemned by human rights groups.

Eyebrows were also raised at King Mswati III of Swaziland, sub-Saharan Africa's last absolute monarch. And Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn of Thailand came at a time of renewed debate over the country's strict laws. (©Independent News Service)

Irish Independent