Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum met with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the sidelines of the 2017 Derby at Epsom, England.
Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum attended the meeting.
Sheikh Mohammed discussed the strong bilateral ties between the UAE and the United Kingdom with Her Majesty. He also highlighted the importance of the Classic English Derby horserace, and expressed UAE’s keenness to participate in equestrian activities in the UK.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II welcomed Sheikh Mohammed and praised the historic friendship between the UK and the UAE.
Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum received the 1700-metre Princess Elizabeth Stakes trophy after Godolphin’s filly Laugh Aloud stormed to victory.
Wife of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein also attended the Epsom Derby.