Prince William Arrives In Jordan Ahead Of ‘Historic’ Royal Tour Of Middle East

Prince William was pictured arriving in Jordan on Sunday ahead of his “historic” five-day tour of the Middle East.

The 36-year-old was met by Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II as he landed in Amman, before the pair visited Fablab, which is an initiative that gives young people the training and technology they need to pursue business projects.

The royal later greeted students from Al-Hussein Technical University.

Prince William was welcomed by Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II as he landed in Amman on Sunday
Prince William was welcomed by Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II as he landed in Amman on Sunday — Reuters

After Jordan, William is set to visit Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. His trip will end in Jerusalem, before he heads back to the U.K. on June 28.

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The Duke of Cambridge, who will also meet Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin during the trip, is the first member of the British royal family to do an official visit to the countries.

However, Prince Charles did attend the funeral of former Israeli president Shimon Peres in 2016 as a private citizen.

A press release recently announced of William’s schedule, “As you know, there has been unrest in the Middle East for decades, most recently in Syria, and consequently the country of Jordan is hosting over 655,000 refugees – a staggering act of generosity and humanitarianism for a country with a population of 9.5 million.

“Jordan has a range of programmes to help refugees to integrate and to find work and shelter, and Makani [a programme run by Unicef to promote and contribute to children and young people’s full development and well-being] is one of the leading organizations in this field.”

“Through interacting with young people brought together by Makani from across communities in Jordan, The Duke will hear about the lives, challenges and hopes of these young people,” it continued.

William is also set to meet an array of Syrian refugees, “who are developing skills to compete in the modern economy.”

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