Everything we know about Prince William's trip to the Middle East

Climate change is top of the agenda
Everything we know about Prince William's trip to the Middle East

As we reported earlier this month, Prince William will visit Kuwait and Oman between Sunday December 1 and Wednesday December 4.

However new details about what he’ll be doing in the region have just been announced, and it seems climate action is at the top of the agenda.

In a statement released by Kensington Palace, the Duke’s trip, which is “at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office”, will be his first official visit to both countries.

While the statement makes no mention of Kate, it does stipulate that the heir to the UK throne will pay tribute to the historic ties between Britain and the Middle East during his visit, and will highlight their “strong links”.

The trip will also take in the capital cities of Muscat and Kuwait City, the vast Kuwati deserts and wadis in the Omani mountains.

A keen environmentalist, William will also learn about Kuwait and Oman’s ambitious plans to conserve their natural habitats and protect their ecosystems. 

And the palace has also revealed that the royal will spend time meeting children and young people from the region, as well as leaders from the governments.

“The UK’s links with Kuwait and Oman are extensive, and The Duke is looking forward to visiting both countries for the first time, and continuing to build on an already enduring friendship with the Kuwaiti and Omani people,” the statement concluded.

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