Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch in the United Kingdom’s history, died aged 96 on September 8, 2022.

Her Majesty died “peacefully” at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, according to Buckingham Palace.

Her son, now known as King Charles III,  ascended the throne last weekend in a coronation ceremony watched by millions around the globe. His son Prince William is now the new heir to the UK throne.

Last year, Queen Elizabeth became the first-ever British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, marking 70 years on the throne.

Throughout her seven decades on the throne, Her Majesty maintained a close relationship with the GCC countries, having visited the region on many occasions.

To mark her incredible life, we look back on the decades of friendship with other GCC royals.

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