The royal family toured the Middle East earlier this month and a picture of Camilla Parker Bowles's protection team in the United Arab Emirates has captured the internet's attention. The photo shows Bowles, who is the duchess of Cornwall and married to Prince Charles, flanked by a security team from the UAE presidential guard, a unit of women.
Official Instagram account clarencehouse shared the powerful image of Bowles and the security team along with some background about her guards. Dressed in traditional hijabs and abayas, the team of five was selected from the 50 women in the presidential guard. Shaima al Kaabi, Basima al Kaabi, Hannan al Hatawi, Nisreen al Hamawi, and Salama al Remeithi are all trained in martial arts and combat — the caption also noted that Shaima, Nisreen, and Hannan "achieved the remarkable feat of conquering Mount Everest" earlier this year.
The photo has since gone viral for capturing such a strong force of women; it has over 8,000 "likes" on Instagram and has received plenty of praise on Twitter.
Duchess Camila has an ALL FEMALE security team and it's so dope . I love it .— millionaire nae 💸 (@ohsothatsnae) November 21, 2016
Duchess Camilla Gets All-Female Security Team During UAE Visit 🙌🏼🙌🏼 how awesome is that picture?? https://t.co/DOhPnoSS2d— M (@_xomaha) November 11, 2016
I want to watch a movie about the badass women in Camilla's UAE security team. Someone make this happen! https://t.co/uHLB0uCXPA
— Jenn Atkinson (@jenncalder) November 14, 2016
Bowles's female security team fit the theme of the royal visit to the Middle East: encouraging women's advancement and religious tolerance.