Jeddah – The American fashion and lifestyle magazine, Vogue Arabia, has dedicated its edition for next month to Saudi women who will start driving on the 24th of June.
Her Royal Highness princess Hayfa bint Abdullah Al Saud will feature on the cover of the magazine which will hit the shelves next month.
HRH princess Hayfa, an artist, is the daughter of the late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, who ruled the Kingdom from 2005 until his death in 2015.
The Saudi princess appears on the Vogue cover as she sits behind the wheel of a vintage red 1980s Mercedes 450 SL, in a symbolic move, signaling her readiness to be part of the vanguard that drives her country forward.
Commenting on the sweeping changes in Saudi Arabia under the 2030 Vision HRH Princess Hayfa said: “In our country, there are some conservatives who fear change," Al Saud says of the new direction the Kingdom is moving in”.
"For many, it’s all they have known. Personally, I support these changes with great enthusiasm. It is easy to comment on other people’s societies and think that your own society is superior, but the Western world must remember that each country is specific and unique. We have strengths and weaknesses but, invariably, it’s our culture, and it’s better to try to understand it than to judge it.”
The new issue of the Vogue is expected to hit the shelves in Saudi Arabia and other countries in the region on the 24th of June.