World: Prince William arrives in Jordan for historic visit to Middle East
Amman, June 24, 2018, (AltAfrika) – Prince Williams is on a landmark five-day tour which will later see him visit Israel and Palestine – making him the first British Royal to travel there on behalf of the Government.
PRINCE William arrived in Jordan today at the start of a historic five day visit to the Middle East.
The Duke was given a warm welcome by Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II after disembarking RAF Voyager shortly after 4pm local time ahead of the historic tour.
Blue skies and blazing 27 degree sunshine greeted Wills for the start of the trip that he is said to be “very much looking forward to”.
William, who wore a navy suit, white shirt and sky blue tie, will be travelling around Jordan, Israel and Palestine on behalf of the Government.
The five-day tour is his most high profile foreign trip — the first time a member of the monarchy has visited the Palestinian territories on behalf of the Government.
The duke will meet Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas.
His visit comes during a period of tension in the area.
Dozens of Palestinians have been killed by Israeli forces during recent protests at the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip.
Kensington Palace said that while in Palestine William will also attend events focusing on the “issues facing refugee communities” and providing “opportunities to celebrate Palestinian culture, music and food”.