The Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah of Kuwait chats with Queen Elizabeth II as he arrives at Windsor Castle
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Kuwaiti Emir al-Sabah begins UK state visit

27 November 2012 Last updated at 18:37 GMT

The Queen has welcomed the Emir of Kuwait to the UK for a three-day state visit.

Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah is staying at Windsor Castle, where a state banquet will be held on Tuesday.

Sheikh Sabah, 83, will have a private audience with the Prince of Wales, and meet British industry leaders at an event hosted by the Duke of York.

He will also hold talks with Prime Minister David Cameron. It is the first state visit from Kuwait for 17 years.

Frank Gardner reports.