Prince William visited the Jerash archaeological site Monday and stood in the same spot where his wife was pictured, aged 4, when her family lived in Jordan.
William, 36, who kicked off his “historic” royal tour of the Middle East Sunday, was shown the famous photo of Kate, also 36, while on the trip, with Kensington Palace sharing their pics side-by-side.
According to the Daily Mail, the royal joked after seeing the snap, which was released just before the Cambridges tied the knot in 2011: “Michael’s looking very smart in his flip-flops. We’ll have to bring the kids next time.”
Samia Khouri, director of museums at Jordan’s Department of Antiquities, spoke about guiding William and Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah II around the site.
She said of the Duke: “He was very surprised when he saw the photo he did not expect that. But that’s why he was here, because he wanted to take a photo at the same spot where Kate was photographed.”
Kate hasn’t been able to join her husband on the trip, however, he made sure to tell reporters that she was “very upset” to miss out. The Duchess lived in Jordan for three years when her father was relocated for work.
William went on to visit an array of Syrian refugees taking part in a photography workshop on Monday, before he also met some children who were benefitting from Unicef’s Makani programme, which offers psychological support for parents and children.