Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall land in Jordan ahead of a mini tour of the Middle East – Daily Mail

The Duchess of Cornwall was treated to an electrifying tour of Amman today – hosted by Queen Rania driving a top of the range Tesla in stiletto heels.

Camilla accompanied the Queen for the 30 minute journey in the fully electric £90,000 Model X P90d, cruising across the capital city with a police escort to visit a children’s centre set up in her name.

King Abdullah II’s wife of 27 years, Rania, looked radiant in a cream coat dress, worn with a gold belt, matching Stephen Webster hoop earrings and a Louis Vuitton Twist bag, also in gold.

The 51-year-old Jordanian queen finished the look with a pair of towering Dior pumps with a gold stiletto heel. The Crown Prince of Jordan was also in attendance as the royals stood before flags to mark the kingdom’s centenary year.

From there, it was on to The Queen Rania Family and Children Centre (QRFCC) which has helped hundreds of youngsters from Jordanian, Palestinian and Syrian backgrounds, and hundreds of refugees, with holistic therapies to combat the stress of gender based violence.

Set up in 2005 by the Jordan River Foundation (JRF), one of the royal family’s central charitable foundations, the centre has devised a programme to educate young girls on topics which have often been taboo in the region such as personal hygiene, personal space and emotional intelligence.

After jetting in to Queen Alia International Airport in Amman on Tuesday, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall made their way to the city's Al Husseiniya Palace where they were greeted by King Abdullah II, third from right, Queen Rania, second from right, and Crown Prince of Jordan, far right

After jetting in to Queen Alia International Airport in Amman on Tuesday, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall made their way to the city's Al Husseiniya Palace where they were greeted by King Abdullah II, third from right, Queen Rania, second from right, and Crown Prince of Jordan, far right

After jetting in to Queen Alia International Airport in Amman on Tuesday, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall made their way to the city’s Al Husseiniya Palace where they were greeted by King Abdullah II, third from right, Queen Rania, second from right, and Crown Prince of Jordan, far right

The Duchess of Cornwall, in vibrant floral blue, is welcomed by Queen Rania at the palace in Amman this morning; the women will discuss Rania's charity work to protect vulnerable children and mothers including a visit to the centre the 51-year-old founded in Amman

The Duchess of Cornwall, in vibrant floral blue, is welcomed by Queen Rania at the palace in Amman this morning; the women will discuss Rania's charity work to protect vulnerable children and mothers including a visit to the centre the 51-year-old founded in Amman

The Duchess of Cornwall, in vibrant floral blue, is welcomed by Queen Rania at the palace in Amman this morning; the women will discuss Rania’s charity work to protect vulnerable children and mothers including a visit to the centre the 51-year-old founded in Amman

At the wheel! The Jordanian queen chose to drive the Duchess of Cornwall to their first appointment this afternoon

At the wheel! The Jordanian queen chose to drive the Duchess of Cornwall to their first appointment this afternoon

At the wheel! The Jordanian queen chose to drive the Duchess of Cornwall to their first appointment this afternoon

King Abdullah II's wife of 27 years, Rania, looked radiant in a cream coat dress, worn with a gold belt, matching Stephen Webster hoop earrings and a Louis Vuitton Twist bag, also in gold

King Abdullah II's wife of 27 years, Rania, looked radiant in a cream coat dress, worn with a gold belt, matching Stephen Webster hoop earrings and a Louis Vuitton Twist bag, also in gold

King Abdullah II’s wife of 27 years, Rania, looked radiant in a cream coat dress, worn with a gold belt, matching Stephen Webster hoop earrings and a Louis Vuitton Twist bag, also in gold

Warmth: The British and Jordanian royal grasp hands as they arrive at the Queen Rania Family and Children Centre in the city

Warmth: The British and Jordanian royal grasp hands as they arrive at the Queen Rania Family and Children Centre in the city

The 51-year-old Jordanian queen dazzled in a pair of Dior pumps with a towering gold stiletto heel as she discussed the afternoon ahead with the Duchess of Cornwall

The 51-year-old Jordanian queen dazzled in a pair of Dior pumps with a towering gold stiletto heel as she discussed the afternoon ahead with the Duchess of Cornwall

Warmth: The British and Jordanian royal grasp hands as they arrive at the Queen Rania Family and Children Centre in the city

Camilla and Queen Rania could be seen chatting with women working at the centre during their visit  earlier this afternoon

Camilla and Queen Rania could be seen chatting with women working at the centre during their visit  earlier this afternoon

Camilla and Queen Rania could be seen chatting with women working at the centre during their visit  earlier this afternoon

A little clay making! Camilla tries her hand at carving out a hand at the centre, as Rania shows off her own impressive craft skills

A little clay making! Camilla tries her hand at carving out a hand at the centre, as Rania shows off her own impressive craft skills

A little clay making! Camilla tries her hand at carving out a hand at the centre, as Rania shows off her own impressive craft skills

Later, they were greeted at the main entrance by Ms Enaam Basrrishi, Director General of the Jordan River Foundation

Later, they were greeted at the main entrance by Ms Enaam Basrrishi, Director General of the Jordan River Foundation

Later, they were greeted at the main entrance by Ms Enaam Basrrishi, Director General of the Jordan River Foundation

Later, they were greeted at the main entrance by Ms Enaam Basrrishi, Director General of the Jordan River Foundation

Later, they were greeted at the main entrance by Ms Enaam Basrrishi, Director General of the Jordan River Foundation

Camilla was first introduced to a group of young boys and girls at ‘The Little Home’ initiative which is aimed at creating a safe space for children to share their feelings on violence or sexual abuse in the home.

Camilla chatted to several children around six areas that the youngsters can rotate around as part of an exercise to enable them to open up.

In these areas, the children learn to express and share emotion; safe touch; the circle of trust, helping to build self-esteem and self-awareness; safety in the home; and the danger of strangers, how to identify, run away and tell.

Speaking to one young girl through an interpreter, Camilla asked: ‘Do you like coming here? ‘It must be helpful to have your friends here with you and I can see you are all helping each other.’

At one of the stations in the room the Duchess and Queen Rania were shown a game where children who are between seven and 10 years old can use a whiteboard to take part in another exercise.

By drawing several circles, one inside the other, the children can place small figurines inside each one in order to say who they most trust in their family if ever they were suffering from distress.

Bending down gently next to one young lass, with her hands on her knees, once again speaking through an interpreter Camilla said: ‘It’s wonderful you can do this. You must be very clever.’

After speaking to the child in Arabic, Queen Rania turned to Camilla and said: ‘We are all about providing an opportunity for expression for the children here.

‘It is their space for them to learn and be themselves.’

Camilla replied: ‘It’s a wonderful place and so important.’

In a side room Camilla was taken to meet a group of girls aged between 12 and 14 who were receiving a life skills lessons on early child marriage.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visited Elijah's Hill and the Baptismal Site of Jesus Christ at Juwafat al-Kafrayn in Jordan on the first day of their tour of the Middle East

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visited Elijah's Hill and the Baptismal Site of Jesus Christ at Juwafat al-Kafrayn in Jordan on the first day of their tour of the Middle East

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visited Elijah’s Hill and the Baptismal Site of Jesus Christ at Juwafat al-Kafrayn in Jordan on the first day of their tour of the Middle East

The Duchess of Cornwall opted for a vibrant blue dress for the occasion with a pair of simple brown pumps

The Duchess of Cornwall opted for a vibrant blue dress for the occasion with a pair of simple brown pumps

The Duchess of Cornwall opted for a vibrant blue dress for the occasion with a pair of simple brown pumps

The Duchess of Cornwall opted for a vibrant blue dress for the occasion with a pair of simple brown pumps

The Duchess of Cornwall opted for a vibrant blue dress for the occasion with a pair of simple brown pumps 

The couple could be seen sitting while taking in  the surroundings of Elijah's Hill and the Baptismal Site of Jesus Christ at Juwafat al-Kafrayn

The couple could be seen sitting while taking in  the surroundings of Elijah's Hill and the Baptismal Site of Jesus Christ at Juwafat al-Kafrayn

The couple could be seen sitting while taking in  the surroundings of Elijah’s Hill and the Baptismal Site of Jesus Christ at Juwafat al-Kafrayn

Prince Charles appeared reflective as he joined Camilla for the visit earlier this afternoon (pictured)

Prince Charles appeared reflective as he joined Camilla for the visit earlier this afternoon (pictured)

Prince Charles appeared reflective as he joined Camilla for the visit earlier this afternoon (pictured) 

Meanwhile The Prince of Wales touched the water during a visit to the sacred site in Jordan earlier today

Meanwhile The Prince of Wales touched the water during a visit to the sacred site in Jordan earlier today

Meanwhile The Prince of Wales touched the water during a visit to the sacred site in Jordan earlier today 

Outside the playroom, Queen Rania took Camilla to meet several women connected to the Jordan River Foundation who have been helped to set up their own businesses in traditional Jordanian crafts.

At the first stall the royal pair sat on a bench while two women showed them their traditional methods for making rugs.

Queen Rania said: ‘This is one of the traditions that has existed for such a long time in our country and (as) such is in danger of being lost which is why we have to preserve it.’

Camilla called the women’s products ‘stunning’.

At one of the stalls Camilla was told about a partnership between JRF and the global furniture company IKEA which has provided jobs to both Jordanian and Syrian refugee women.

Since the refugee crisis began in 2011, nearly 700,000 Syrians have officially registered as refugees in Jordan, a country of only 9.5 million people.

The project aims to engage 400 artisans by the end of 2020.

Looking to the future: The Prince of Wales and Camilla pictured in Jordan today

Looking to the future: The Prince of Wales and Camilla pictured in Jordan today

Looking to the future: The Prince of Wales and Camilla pictured in Jordan today

Looking to the future: The Prince of Wales and Camilla pictured in Jordan today

Looking to the future: The Prince of Wales and Camilla pictured in Jordan today

Camilla, watched on by the Prince of Wales, bent down to touch her finger to the water (pictured)

Camilla, watched on by the Prince of Wales, bent down to touch her finger to the water (pictured)

Camilla, watched on by the Prince of Wales, bent down to touch her finger to the water (pictured)  

The Duchess is facing a packed schedule during their mini Middle Eastern tour which will see them take in two countries in just four days

The Duchess is facing a packed schedule during their mini Middle Eastern tour which will see them take in two countries in just four days

The Duchess is facing a packed schedule during their mini Middle Eastern tour which will see them take in two countries in just four days

The couple appeared in good spirits as they arrived for the tour in Jordan earlier this afternoon

The couple appeared in good spirits as they arrived for the tour in Jordan earlier this afternoon

The couple appeared in good spirits as they arrived for the tour in Jordan earlier this afternoon 

Prince Charles opted for a grey suit as he strode across a bridge alongside the Duchess of Cornwall

Prince Charles opted for a grey suit as he strode across a bridge alongside the Duchess of Cornwall

Prince Charles opted for a grey suit as he strode across a bridge alongside the Duchess of Cornwall 

The royal appeared engrossed in conversation during the outing earlier this afternoon

The royal appeared engrossed in conversation during the outing earlier this afternoon

The royal appeared engrossed in conversation during the outing earlier this afternoon

The royal appeared engrossed in conversation during the outing earlier this afternoon

The royal appeared engrossed in conversation during the outing earlier this afternoon (pictured) 

Camilla was shown a range of hand made pillows which are being made for Jordanians to buy and help the women employed by the scheme.

Finally Camilla was given a tea set as a gift by one of the crafts people who told her: ‘We want you to have this to remember.’

The Duchess said: ‘That is marvelous, I will definitely use it, thank you.’

Before leaving Camilla was asked to sign her name in a plaster cast of a small hand which one of the children had made in a class called ‘The Power of Art’

Organisers said the concept is to show ‘a helping hand is always there to guide you through your troubles’.

Meanwhile, Prince Charles apologised for the trip – initially planned for March 2020 – being delayed due to the pandemic and highlighted the importance of Jordan’s centenary celebrated this year.

He said: ‘It is always very special indeed to come back to Jordan – I’m sorry this time it is 19 months late. The fact that we can come back is hugely encouraging. 

‘This occasion is even more special bearing in mind the centenary. The friendship between our countries. That relationship has mattered even more and matters a great deal within the UK.’  

The couple pictured at Al-Maghtas, or Bethany Beyond the Jordan, the site where the faithful believe Jesus Christ was baptised

The couple pictured at Al-Maghtas, or Bethany Beyond the Jordan, the site where the faithful believe Jesus Christ was baptised

The couple pictured at Al-Maghtas, or Bethany Beyond the Jordan, the site where the faithful believe Jesus Christ was baptised

The royals stood pensively looking at the waters after a busy first day of public engagements in Jordan

The royals stood pensively looking at the waters after a busy first day of public engagements in Jordan

The royals stood pensively looking at the waters after a busy first day of public engagements in Jordan

The Duchess of Cornwall leans down to touch the sacred waters at the baptism site along the Jordan River

The Duchess of Cornwall leans down to touch the sacred waters at the baptism site along the Jordan River

The Duchess of Cornwall leans down to touch the sacred waters at the baptism site along the Jordan River

Jordanian Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad talks to the Prince of Wales and Camilla during a visit to Elijah's Hill, near the baptism site

Jordanian Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad talks to the Prince of Wales and Camilla during a visit to Elijah's Hill, near the baptism site

Jordanian Prince Ghazi bin Muhammad talks to the Prince of Wales and Camilla during a visit to Elijah’s Hill, near the baptism site

Speaking about the country’s water shortage, the King said there had only been ‘a little bit of rain’ in the country recently and the situation would be even worse next year ‘unless things change’.

Charles asked the King if he had tried desalination and added: ‘I did meet a very interesting expert in desalination in Glasgow. It’s amazing what they can do in a much more environmentally friendly way.’

In the banquet suite, the foreign monarch made a short speech and said: ‘We are tremendously delighted to welcome you back.’

He spoke of his late father and his own pride at being ‘the third generation’ to have had such a warm relationship with Charles.

He said it continued with ‘our two young men’ – a reference to the meeting between the Duke of Cambridge and the Crown Prince when the pair watched the World Cup together in 2018. 

The King also thanked Charles for his environmental efforts: ‘I want to say how proud we all are of the successes in Glasgow because that was something you started way beforehand.’

Queen Rania opted do drive Camilla Duchess of Cornwall in her Tesla to their appointment at the Queen Rania Family and Children Centre, Amman

Queen Rania opted do drive Camilla Duchess of Cornwall in her Tesla to their appointment at the Queen Rania Family and Children Centre, Amman

Queen Rania opted do drive Camilla Duchess of Cornwall in her Tesla to their appointment at the Queen Rania Family and Children Centre, Amman

Riding shotgun! Camilla joined Queen Rania in the front of the car as the Jordanian royal drove to their first appointment of the day

Riding shotgun! Camilla joined Queen Rania in the front of the car as the Jordanian royal drove to their first appointment of the day

Riding shotgun! Camilla joined Queen Rania in the front of the car as the Jordanian royal drove to their first appointment of the day

Riding shotgun! Camilla joined Queen Rania in the front of the car as the Jordanian royal drove to their first appointment of the day

Riding shotgun! Camilla joined Queen Rania in the front of the car as the Jordanian royal drove to their appointment of the day (pictured) 

Showing off a smartwatch under her cuff, the Jordanian queen chat as they listen to workers at the Queen Rania Family and Children Centre explain how play helps the vulnerable children who visit the centre

Showing off a smartwatch under her cuff, the Jordanian queen chat as they listen to workers at the Queen Rania Family and Children Centre explain how play helps the vulnerable children who visit the centre

Showing off a smartwatch under her cuff, the Jordanian queen chat as they listen to workers at the Queen Rania Family and Children Centre explain how play helps the vulnerable children who visit the centre

The royal pair chatted as they spoke to workers at the Queen Rania Family and Children Centre, who spoke of how play helps the vulnerable children who visit the centre

The royal pair chatted as they spoke to workers at the Queen Rania Family and Children Centre, who spoke of how play helps the vulnerable children who visit the centre

The royal pair chatted as they spoke to workers at the Queen Rania Family and Children Centre, who spoke of how play helps the vulnerable children who visit the centre

The Duchess of Cornwall and Queen Rania appeared in high spirits as they chatted during their visit to the centre this afternoon

The Duchess of Cornwall and Queen Rania appeared in high spirits as they chatted during their visit to the centre this afternoon

The Duchess of Cornwall and Queen Rania appeared in high spirits as they chatted during their visit to the centre this afternoon

The Duchess of Cornwall and Queen Rania appeared in high spirits as they chatted during their visit to the centre this afternoon

The Duchess of Cornwall and Queen Rania appeared in high spirits as they chatted during their visit to the centre this afternoon 

The Duchess, who wore a vibrant blue outfit for the first day of her visit to the country, could be seen showing off her arts and crafts skills at the centre

The Duchess, who wore a vibrant blue outfit for the first day of her visit to the country, could be seen showing off her arts and crafts skills at the centre

The Duchess, who wore a vibrant blue outfit for the first day of her visit to the country, could be seen showing off her arts and crafts skills at the centre 

The royals look on as they watch two women weave with brightly-coloured wool at the centre founded by Queen Rania

The royals look on as they watch two women weave with brightly-coloured wool at the centre founded by Queen Rania

The royals look on as they watch two women weave with brightly-coloured wool at the centre founded by Queen Rania

Charles said: ‘You’re very kind to mention (Cop26) but now hopefully the talking has gone on for so long, it’s time for action on the ground.’

The couple flew in Voyager, the ministerial jet, and were greeted on the runway by a small diplomatic party led by the UK’s ambassador to the country Bridget Brind.

Among the group was Stephanie Al-Qaq, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office’s director for Middle East and North Africa, and Defence Attache Brigadier Jamie Piggott. 

Inside the lavish Middle Eastern palace, the royals, sitting spaced apart, listen as Jordan's King Abdullah II discusses the kingdom's centenary year

Inside the lavish Middle Eastern palace, the royals, sitting spaced apart, listen as Jordan's King Abdullah II discusses the kingdom's centenary year

Inside the lavish Middle Eastern palace, the royals, sitting spaced apart, listen as Jordan’s King Abdullah II discusses the kingdom’s centenary year 

Prince Charles chats to his hosts as they stand in front of the flags that mark the links between the Middle East and the United Kingdom - 2021 sees Jordan celebrate the kingdom’s centenary year (Pictured from left: The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, King Abdullah II and Queen Rania)

Prince Charles chats to his hosts as they stand in front of the flags that mark the links between the Middle East and the United Kingdom - 2021 sees Jordan celebrate the kingdom’s centenary year (Pictured from left: The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, King Abdullah II and Queen Rania)

Prince Charles chats to his hosts as they stand in front of the flags that mark the links between the Middle East and the United Kingdom – 2021 sees Jordan celebrate the kingdom’s centenary year (Pictured from left: The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, King Abdullah II and Queen Rania)

First port of call: The royals, who have established a strong friendship with Queen Rania over years of engagements, smile as they chat with the Jordanian queen

First port of call: The royals, who have established a strong friendship with Queen Rania over years of engagements, smile as they chat with the Jordanian queen

First port of call: The royals, who have established a strong friendship with Queen Rania over years of engagements, smile as they chat with the Jordanian queen

King Abdullah II's wife of 27 years, Queen Rania, looked radiant in a cream coat dress, worn with a gold belt and matching geometric earrings by Stephen Webster

King Abdullah II's wife of 27 years, Queen Rania, looked radiant in a cream coat dress, worn with a gold belt and matching geometric earrings by Stephen Webster

King Abdullah II's wife of 27 years, Queen Rania, looked radiant in a cream coat dress, worn with a gold belt and matching geometric earrings by Stephen Webster

King Abdullah II's wife of 27 years, Queen Rania, looked radiant in a cream coat dress, worn with a gold belt and matching geometric earrings by Stephen Webster

King Abdullah II’s wife of 27 years, Queen Rania, looked radiant in a cream coat dress, worn with a gold belt and matching geometric earrings by Stephen Webster

King Abdullah II holds forth as the British royals are greeted in the grounds of the Al Husseiniya Palace in Amman on Tuesday

King Abdullah II holds forth as the British royals are greeted in the grounds of the Al Husseiniya Palace in Amman on Tuesday

King Abdullah II holds forth as the British royals are greeted in the grounds of the Al Husseiniya Palace in Amman on Tuesday

Gold is the colour! A sophisticated-looking Queen Rania accessorised her cream ensemble with a gold couture bag by Louis Vuitton, belt and earrings, with tortoiseshell sunglasses

Gold is the colour! A sophisticated-looking Queen Rania accessorised her cream ensemble with a gold couture bag by Louis Vuitton, belt and earrings, with tortoiseshell sunglasses

Gold is the colour! A sophisticated-looking Queen Rania accessorised her cream ensemble with a gold couture bag by Louis Vuitton, belt and earrings, with tortoiseshell sunglasses

In the coming days, the Prince is set to discuss the plight of Syrian refugees with humanitarian groups the UNHCR and the International Rescue Committee. 

Speaking in a meeting hall at Al Husseiniya Palace, the Prince of Wales today said: ‘How hugely we all admire Jordan and your Majesty’s efforts on looking after so many refugees coming from all around the area. Jordan is so unbelievably hospitable – it’s marvellous.’ 

During the trip, Camilla will spend time with Queen Rania, learning about her charity work to protect vulnerable children and mothers. The Duchess will also take part in a Women of the World event while in the country. 

The couple left the UK on Sunday, Charles’ birthday, after attending the national remembrance service at the Cenotaph and have been spending private time in Jordan. 

Handshakes are finally allowed! Prince Charles greets King Abdullah II as the Duchess of Cornwall looks on

Handshakes are finally allowed! Prince Charles greets King Abdullah II as the Duchess of Cornwall looks on

Handshakes are finally allowed! Prince Charles greets King Abdullah II as the Duchess of Cornwall looks on

The heir-to-the-throne, in a dapper light grey suit, walks alongside King Abdullah II as they take a tour of the palace

The heir-to-the-throne, in a dapper light grey suit, walks alongside King Abdullah II as they take a tour of the palace

The heir-to-the-throne, in a dapper light grey suit, walks alongside King Abdullah II as they take a tour of the palace

The royal family have largely had their wings clipped as a result of the pandemic and this is the first royal overseas tour for almost two years.

The Prince and Duchess are both double jabbed and will likely have had their boosters by the time the trip takes place. As the Queen no longer travels abroad, any trip by Charles is akin to a state visit and treated with huge significance. 

The trip will help the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to use their legendary ‘soft power’, opening doors not normally available to diplomats and politicians.   

Speaking ahead of the tour last month, Chris Fitzgerald, deputy private secretary to the prince, said climate change would be one of the main themes of the visit, and other issues would include inter-faith dialogue, female empowerment and efforts to preserve cultural heritage. 

The Prince celebrated his 73rd birthday on Remembrance Sunday...before jetting out to Amman earlier today

The Prince celebrated his 73rd birthday on Remembrance Sunday...before jetting out to Amman earlier today

The Prince celebrated his 73rd birthday on Remembrance Sunday…before jetting out to Amman earlier today

The couple pictured striding down the red carpet at the airport this morning; their focus during the trip will be encouraging discussion on climate change

The couple pictured striding down the red carpet at the airport this morning; their focus during the trip will be encouraging discussion on climate change

The couple pictured striding down the red carpet at the airport this morning; their focus during the trip will be encouraging discussion on climate change

The Middle Eastern country laid out the red carpet and a military welcome for the couple

The Middle Eastern country laid out the red carpet and a military welcome for the couple

The Middle Eastern country laid out the red carpet and a military welcome for the couple

A regal welcome: the couple received a guard of honour as they touched down in the Middle Eastern capital on Tuesday

A regal welcome: the couple received a guard of honour as they touched down in the Middle Eastern capital on Tuesday

A regal welcome: the couple received a guard of honour as they touched down in the Middle Eastern capital on Tuesday

After a busy weekend marking Remembrance Sunday, as the most senior royal at the Cenotaph in the Queen's absence, the Prince will spend the rest of this week in the Middle East

After a busy weekend marking Remembrance Sunday, as the most senior royal at the Cenotaph in the Queen's absence, the Prince will spend the rest of this week in the Middle East

After a busy weekend marking Remembrance Sunday, as the most senior royal at the Cenotaph in the Queen’s absence, the Prince will spend the rest of this week in the Middle East 

The couple flew in Voyager, the ministerial jet, and were greeted on the runway by a small diplomatic party led by the UK’s ambassador to the country Bridget Brind

The couple flew in Voyager, the ministerial jet, and were greeted on the runway by a small diplomatic party led by the UK’s ambassador to the country Bridget Brind

The couple flew in Voyager, the ministerial jet, and were greeted on the runway by a small diplomatic party led by the UK’s ambassador to the country Bridget Brind

Mr Fitzgerald said: ‘The first royal tour in almost two years will come at a significant moment in the UK’s relationship with both countries

‘Their royal highnesses will first travel to Jordan, where they will celebrate both Jordan’s own centenary and 100 years of the UK-Jordan bilateral relationship.

‘Their royal highnesses’ visit to Egypt comes as the UK holds the Cop presidency and Egypt has been nominated to assume the Cop27 presidency in 2022.

‘In this decisive decade for climate action, the next 12 months is therefore expected to see a significant co-operation between the UK and Egypt. Indeed, both visits will have a major focus on addressing the climate crisis.’ 

Double jabbed, the couple are also thought to have now had their boosters ahead of the visit

Double jabbed, the couple are also thought to have now had their boosters ahead of the visit

Double jabbed, the couple are also thought to have now had their boosters ahead of the visit

Prince Charles chats to a dignitary as he steps onto Jordan soil - the couple took the five-hour flight to the country on Sunday, enjoying some private time yesterday

Prince Charles chats to a dignitary as he steps onto Jordan soil - the couple took the five-hour flight to the country on Sunday, enjoying some private time yesterday

Prince Charles chats to a dignitary as he steps onto Jordan soil – the couple took the five-hour flight to the country on Sunday, enjoying some private time yesterday

The royal couple stroll down the red carpet following the flight  on Voyager, the ministerial plane

The royal couple stroll down the red carpet following the flight  on Voyager, the ministerial plane

The royal couple stroll down the red carpet following the flight  on Voyager, the ministerial plane

Camilla donned a blue ditsy floral summer dress for the first day of their trip, while Charles wore a light grey suit, pale lavender shirt and patterned tie

Camilla donned a blue ditsy floral summer dress for the first day of their trip, while Charles wore a light grey suit, pale lavender shirt and patterned tie

Camilla donned a blue ditsy floral summer dress for the first day of their trip, while Charles wore a light grey suit, pale lavender shirt and patterned tie

The royals will spend four days in both Jordan and Egypt and are representing the Government during the trip - with climate change amongst the subjects set to be discussed

The royals will spend four days in both Jordan and Egypt and are representing the Government during the trip - with climate change amongst the subjects set to be discussed

The royals will spend four days in both Jordan and Egypt and are representing the Government during the trip – with climate change amongst the subjects set to be discussed 

A little warm! A besuited Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall landed at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan, on Tuesday ahead of their first royal trip since the pandemic began

A little warm! A besuited Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall landed at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan, on Tuesday ahead of their first royal trip since the pandemic began

A little warm! A besuited Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall landed at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan, on Tuesday ahead of their first royal trip since the pandemic began

Palace bound: Final preparations are made for the arrival of the royals at the Al Husseiniya Palace in Amman

Palace bound: Final preparations are made for the arrival of the royals at the Al Husseiniya Palace in Amman

Palace bound: Final preparations are made for the arrival of the royals at the Al Husseiniya Palace in Amman

Guards of honour await the arrival of the British royals in the capital of Jordan on Tuesday

Guards of honour await the arrival of the British royals in the capital of Jordan on Tuesday

Guards of honour await the arrival of the British royals in the capital of Jordan on Tuesday

After a busy weekend marking Remembrance Sunday, as the most senior royal at the Cenotaph in the Queen’s absence, Charles will spend the rest of this week in the Middle East. 

The family have close links with this part of the world, the Duchess of Cambridge spent part of her childhood in Jordan when her father Michael worked as a manager for British Airways in Amman.

And Prince Charles and Camilla have forged a close friendship with Queen Rania and King Abdullah II over many years of meetings. 

The Jordanian royals, who got engaged just six months after they first met at a dinner party hosted by a mutual friend, have been married since June 1993.

Rania went to school in Kuwait and studied a business degree in Cairo, Egypt, before marrying into royalty.

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