Saudi Royal Guards
The image of a woman in Saudi Royal Guards has sparked an interaction on social media. Image Credit: Twitter

Abu Dhabi: Saudi Prince, Sattam bin Khaled Al Saud, on Thursday evening, re-posted a widely circulated picture on Twitter, showing a woman from the Saudi Royal Guards on guard at a palace.

In the photo, the woman dressed in the Saudi Royal Guard uniform stands beside her colleagues, wearing face masks, which sparked widespread admiration among Twitter users. Gulf News could not verify where or when the picture of the woman was taken.

While upholding the traditions of the past, the Saudi guards also perform duties as professional soldiers, who in their infantry role, have a reputation as some of the most elite and skilled soldiers in the Saudi Army.

The Royal Guards retain their unique mission of protecting the House of Al Saud. Units of the Royal Guard protect the King and Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia and other members of the royal family at all times.

The Royal Guard became one of the top hashtags trending on Twitter in Saudi Arabia, in addition to the Google search engine, highlighting the name of Major General Abdulaziz Al Fagham, former guard of King Salman bin Abdulaziz.

The prominent bodyguard was shot and killed in what authorities described as a personal dispute in Jeddah.

A friend of Fagham had shot and killed him, and another Saudi and a Filipino worker had been wounded. A gunfight erupted with security forces that also left the shooter dead and five members of the security forces wounded.