Prince William, second in line to the British throne, has arrived in the Middle East to kick off a series of official visits to Kuwait and Oman to commemorate and strengthen the UK’s ties in the region.
The prince, who also holds the title of Duke of Cambridge, began his four-day tour with a desert camping excursion outside Kuwait City. He is expected to also meet with students, entrepreneurs, and young leaders, in addition to government officials and his royal hosts.
The official visit coincides with a friendship treaty that was signed between Britain and Kuwait 120 years ago. Also on the agenda is a joint UK-Kuwaiti “Desert Warrior” exercise to highlight defence ties between the two countries before the prince continues on to Oman for a similar set of exercises and engagements.