The effortlessly chic Kate Middleton enjoyed a spot of lunch at Buckingham Palace recently with Prince William, the Queen, the King of Bahrain and other assorted guests from controversial regimes.
Widely criticised for his appalling human rights record and extravagant lifestyle, the King of Bahrain is just one of many controversial foreign monarchs who have been invited to the Queen's Jubilee 'Sovereign's Lunch.'
Amongst the who's who of tyrants invited to the Palace are Swaziland's King Mswati III, Sheikh Nasser Mohamed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of Kuwait, and Prince Mohammed Bin Nawaf Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.
Pictured is Buckingham PalaceÂ—a place where dictators dine?
The writer and pro-democracy activist, Dr Ala'a Shebabi, told Channel 4 News, "The King of Bahrain has been incriminated in grave violations of human rights. While he basks in the magnanimity of today's pomp and ceremony, the people of Bahrain are being shot, tear-gassed and tortured by his security forces. The British royal family is staining their own reputation by keeping the company of dictators."
Human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell has urged protesters to gather outside Buckingham Palace tonight when the 'Royal Guests' will have dinner with Prince Charles and voice their disgust at these, "Blood-soaked dictators bringing shame to the monarchy and tarnishing the Diamond Jubilee celebrations."
Alongside Prince William and Kate Middleton, Prince Harry was also at the lunch, but it is yet to be confirmed if he was dressed in a Nazi uniform or not.
Of course, bloodshed on a massive scale, rampant greed, inherited wealth, the exploitation of the masses for the privileged few, and a grandiose sense of self is what all royal blood lines, regardless of the countries they originate from are founded upon. So there'll have been no shortage of table talk over the roast mutton at this bizarre banquet.
But the real question everyone wants to know is, "What was Kate wearing?"