And he’s set to visit the Duchess of Cambridge’s former home.
Back in March, we heard that Britain’s Prince William was coming to our part of the world, and now, we know when.
The Duke of Cambridge will touch down in Jordan on June 24. The visit — his first to the Middle East — will also include time in the West Bank.
First, he’ll meet with Jordan’s Crown Prince Al-Hussein Bin Abdullah II, visit a hub for entrepreneurs, and attend a Queen’s Birthday celebration at the hosted by the United Kingdom’s ambassador to Jordan.
The next day, though, things get even more interesting. On June 25, Prince William is set to visit the Roman ruins at Jerash, near Amman.
He’ll be able to compare notes with the Duchess of Cambridge. She’s pictured there above as a child, with her sister, Pippa, and father, Michael.
The Middleton family lived in Amman for two and a half years from 1984 to 1986, The Telegraph reported in 2011. Kate attended nursery school in Amman while her father worked for British Airways before the family shifted back to Berkshire.
While at Jerash, Prince William will attend a celebration honouring Unicef-sponsored charity Makani, which works with disadvantaged youth — many of whom are refugees.
The Duke of Cambridge will also visit a Jordanian military base, Kensington Palace says, as well as a women’s charity and film and music students at a university.
Later in the trip, Prince William will head to the Occupied Palestine Territories, where he’ll meet with key political figures and also with Palestinian young people.
The focus of this part of the visit will be split between the issues facing refugee communities, and opportunities to celebrate Palestinian culture, the Palace says.
Further details will be announced mid-tour.
The royal family has reportedly turned down invitations for an official visit for years, The Guardian reports, though the British government has publicly condemned illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
The news was welcomed by Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, who described the visit as “important” back in March.
“We hope [it] will contribute to strengthening ties of friendship between the two peoples,” he said in a statement, according to official news agency WAFA.
Prince William will be travelling solo, from the looks of things. The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to the couple’s youngest child, Prince Louis, two months ago.
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