JORDAN – Prince William arrived in Jordan on Sunday for the start of his Middle East tour that will see him become the first British royal to pay official visits to both Israel and the Palestinian territories.
When he arrived at Amman’s Marka military airport he was greeted by Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah, who currently hosting Prince William for the two-day visit in Jordan.
The Duke of Cambridge’s Royal Air Force plane touched down at the small airport in eastern Amman, where he was given a red-carpet welcome by the heir to the Jordanian throne.
William will spend the rest of his last day in Jordan what has been called by some media outlets for the chance to bond with 23-year-old Prince Hussein, a fellow graduate of Britain’s Royal Sandhurst Military Academy.
On Monday he will also visit the ancient Roman ruins of Jerash, north of the capital, including the vocational training college for young Jordanians and Syrian refugees.
That evening, he scheduled to fly to Israel to begin his historical visit to the Jewish state and occupied West Bank.
William will be hosting talks with Israeli Prime Minster Benjamin and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas. Kensington Palace has said the trip is “non-political nature of His Royal Highness’s role — in common with all royal visits overseas.”
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