Saudi Princess graces landmark Vogue cover

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Vogue Arabia has unveiled Princess Hayfa bint Abdullah Al-Saud, as its June cover star in celebration of the month that women in the country will be able to drive.

The magazines first-ever issue dedicated to sees Princess Hayfa sitting in a cooler-than-cool red convertible in a series of photographs shot by Boo George.

“Her royal highness is a generous woman with a truly elegant and noble presence… A mother of three, the princess dedicates her life to her family and her art.

“I was deeply honored when she accepted our invitation to grace our June cover,” Vogue Arabia’s editor-in-chief, Manuel Arnaut, said, according to the magazine.

The princess, one of King Abdullah’s more than 30 children, told the magazine that her late father was like many other parents.

“In some ways, my father was like any father – he loved his children and felt very close to us,’ she said.

“I was close to him and knowing that he had a vital role in our country made me respect him even more.’

“My father had a saying: “We are from the people, and the people are from us.” We knew we had a lot and we were privileged, but at the same time we had to remain down to earth and humble.’’

Princess Hayfa appears in the magazine alongside a number of pioneering Saudi Arabian women from the fields of fashion, politics and the Arts.

Among them is Saja Kamal, a footballer who is working towards taking the Kingdom’s first-ever women’s football team to the FIFA World Cup, and Ahd Kamel, the first Saudi actor on Netflix. (NAN)

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