Later, he will dine with Prince Charles and Prince William - two British royals who are, like him, next in line to the throne, although they hold a fraction of his political power.
The U.N. said Saudi Arabia was at the center of the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II.
Not only was the reform a big move towards gender equality in Saudi society, it also projects to have a noticeable impact on the Kingdom's economy, with 20% of women projected to take to the roads by 2020.
"Behind the smiles and handshakes on show tomorrow, and despite Prince Mohammed bin Salman's attempts to be a poster boy for progress, there are some uncomfortable truths about his repressive government that must not be forgotten", she wrote in an editorial for The Independent.
Numerous billboards welcoming the crown prince appeared along the motorways that connect Heathrow Airport to central London - suggesting that Mohammed may have been the intended audience.
For Saudi Arabia, protecting the south of their border is a matter of national security and the instability in Yemen posed a great threat, with the potential to give Iran a strong foothold on the peninsula or enable al-Qaeda to move northwards.
"The prime minister raised our deep concerns at the humanitarian situation in Yemen".
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However, the team from down under have now taken the lead of 1-0 and would love to conitnue in the same vein during the series. The home side prepared a brownish looking wicket at Durban in order to make life hard for the likes of Starc and co.
Whilst government sources heralded a successful meeting on mutual trade and renewed investment opportunities between the two nations, campaigners from multiple groups such as the Campaign Against Arms Trade and Human Rights for Yemen gathered nearby, prompting the deployment of a sizeable police presence.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson defended the UK's ties to Saudi Arabia, saying: "The closer our relations the more able we will be, we believe, to influence the conduct of that war".
The Saudi foreign minister, Adel Al Jubeir, has responded to the massive protests, claiming they are based on a "misunderstanding" of his country's military aggression against Yemen, the poorest Arab country.
While the United Kingdom recognises Saudi Arabia's legitimate security concerns and will continue to provide support to prevent illegal arms smuggling into Yemen, there is no excuse to prevent humanitarian and commercial supplies from reaching those in need.
So could a Saudi woman ever become the chief executive officer of Aramco - the giant state oil company that's planning one of the largest initial public offerings in history?
According to the Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT), over the past three years, Britain has licensed $6.4 billion worth of arms sales to Saudi Arabia.
"Arms sales may have been promoted by successive governments, but poll after poll has shown they are opposed by the vast majority of people in the United Kingdom".
The U.N. Verification and Inspection Mechanism for Yemen (UNVIM) was set up in 2016 to ease delivery of commercial goods through the blockade but has failed to ensure the Yemeni people get the supplies they need.