15 September 2011 saw the official London launch of Royal Heritage at the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce.
Organised by Medina Publishing in collaboration with the Embassy of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, the ABCC, Brighter Group and Jordan Tourism Board, and the Anglo-Jordanian Society, the evening was an enormous success, with more than 140 guests in attendance – including many Ambassadors from Arab countries, members of the Jordanian Royal Family and dignitaries from the horse world and beyond. After introductory speeches by Baroness Symons and Kitty Carruthers, the two authors spoke movingly of the history of the Royal Stud and the making of the book.
Pictured top left, from left to right: Peter Upton, HE Mr Mazen Homoud (Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan), Mrs Homoud, HRH Princess Alia al Hussein and Dr Afnan Al-Shuaiby (Secretary General of the Arab British Chamber of Commerce).
Pictured bottom left: HRH Princess Alia al Hussain flanked by her co-author Peter Upton, editor Kitty Carruthers, at the launch at the Arab British Chamber of Commerce.