Wednesday 17th November 2021
Four days in the Middle East
Charles and Camilla visit Jordan
Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla are currently out and about in Jordan. Among other things, they take part in the celebrations for the country’s 100th birthday. But it should also be about climate protection. For Camilla it is a trip back in time.
Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla have started their autumn trip. The two flew from the United Kingdom on Sunday and reached the Jordanian capital Amman on Monday. They traveled on a government plane and were received on site by a small delegation led by the British ambassador.
The two will stay there for four days and also meet the local government for talks. According to British media reports, climate change should be high on the agenda of these meetings. Her private secretary Chris Fitzgerald had already confirmed this in advance. In Jordan, Charles and Camilla will also accompany the celebrations for the country’s 100th anniversary in the Middle East.
For Camilla it is a journey into the past: The Duchess of Cambridge spent part of her childhood in the Kingdom of Jordan, as her father Michael worked as a manager for the airline British Airways in Amman. Prince Charles also traditionally maintains a close relationship with the local royal family.
In the morning the heir to the throne and his wife met with the Jordanian King Abdullah II and his wife Queen Rania in the Al-Husseiniya Palace in Amman. Since Queen Elizabeth II has since decided not to travel abroad due to her advanced age, a visit from Charles and Camilla is tantamount to a state visit.