| Updated at: 1703 PST, Saturday, June 18, 2011|
MANAMA: Friends become relatives, that is what has happened to the relationship between Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. The son of Bahrain’s king and the daughter of Saudi Arabia’s monarch have gotten engaged
According to the official news agency of Bahrain, the king’s fifth son Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad has gotten engaged to Saudi King Abdullah’s daughter. She is the 15th daughter of the King and her name was not given by the news agency.
The engagement comes at a time when protests have taken place in Bahrain calling for a political change and the country’s forces have been helped by Saudi forces to quell those protests.