Checkmate:

The strategic relationship of the Windsors and Sauds

Robert J Somynne examines the relationship between the UK royal family and Saudi Arabia royal family.

Welcome to another episode of International, a series of short sharp videos on the National newspaper online. Looking at areas of geopolitics, events and how they relate back to Scotland. Now this week we're going to be looking at the relationship between the U.K. Royal Family the House of Windsor and the royal family of Saudi Arabia the house of Saud. Not necessarily a question of monsters but of flawed characters, poor strategy and three thematically links which link together these two dynasties their countries and areas of foreign policy.

With news of a new royal wedding in the pipeline I thought we'd look at something completely different. How does the House of Windsor and the House of Saud bond themselves together and how do they serve one another ...

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