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Controversy over Jubilee lunch

The Queen shook the hand of the King of Bahrain at her Jubilee lunch for foreign monarchs at Windsor Castle. His invitation attracted criticism because of alleged human rights abuses in Bahrain.

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King of Swaziland's invitation to Jubilee lunch sparks protests

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee event has triggered protests as it is expected to include some controversial monarchs.

King of Swaziland King Mswati III's invitation to Jubilee sparks protests Credit: Toby Melville/ Reuters

Guests are expected to include Swaziland's King Mswati III, who is accused of leading a lavish lifestyle while his people go hungry.

Another controversial figure expected to attend is Bahrain's King Hamad Al-Khalifa, whose country is in a state of civil unrest.

Yesterday, a group of Swazis living in the UK protested outside London's luxurious Savoy Hotel, where King Mswati is said to be staying.

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