Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 19 November 2019

Prince William to visit Oman and Kuwait this December

The Duke of Cambridge will go on an official visit to the Gulf countries

Britain's Prince William is due to visit Oman and Kuwait from Sunday, December 1 until Wednesday, December 4. Reuters 
Britain's Prince William is due to visit Oman and Kuwait from Sunday, December 1 until Wednesday, December 4. Reuters 

The Duke of Cambridge will visit Oman and Kuwait. Kensington Palace announced that Prince William will undertake an official visit to the two Gulf countries later this year, between Sunday, December 1 and Wednesday, December 4.

The trip is taking place at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

In November 2016, Prince William's father, Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, visited Oman with his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. During their trip, they also visited the UAE and Bahrain.

In 2010, Prince William's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, visited Oman, where she spent time with Sultan Qaboos. She previously visited the country in 1979, when she sailed in on board royal yacht Britannia.

During the same trip, she also visited Kuwait with Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. There are photos in the British monarchy's collection of the royals in front of the Kuwait Towers, which still stand tall in the country today.

Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge returned from a successful tour of Pakistan at the end of last month.

During their stay they met children in need at the SOS Village in Lahore, played cricket with the country's national team, visited the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore and met people living in the mountainous Chitral district, on the border with Afghanistan.

Updated: November 5, 2019 03:18 PM

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