Prince William will soon be on a trip to Middle East. And, he will visit a very special spot during his upcoming tour of Jordan, Israel, it’s been revealed.
And, the place he will be visiting has something special.
The Duke of Cambridge will visit the spectacular archaeological site at Jerash. It is a first century Roman city that is one of the largest Roman remains anywhere in the Mediterranean region.
And, it is also the place where a young Kate posed for a family picture with her father, Michael Middleton and sister, Pippa, when her family lived in Jordan during her childhood.
The Middleton family released the picture when Kate and William announced their engagement.
A statement on the visit from the palace confirms: “It is, by the way, the site where the young and beautiful Catherine Middleton is pictured standing on a pile of stones with her father and young sister. It is of the time when the Middleton family lived in Jordan”.
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In another sweet tribute to his family back home, William will also be travelling to Jerusalem to see the grave of his great grandmother, Princess Alice. She is the mother of Prince Philip.
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The statement by the Buckingham Palace read as:-
“The Duke of Cambridge will travel a short distance to the Church of St Mary Magdalene. There, he will pay his respects at the tomb of his great-grandmother, Princess Alice”.
“The non-political nature of Prince William’s role with all his visits overseas allows a spotlight to be brought to bear on the people of the region. Its their cultures, their young people, their aspirations, and their experiences”.
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“In cities with storied histories, the Duke of Cambridge’s goal will be to meet as many people from as many walks of life as possible. And also to use the spotlight that his visit will bring to celebrate their hopes for the future”.