Prince William To Visit Kate's Childhood Holiday Spot
And her holiday snaps are just adorable.
Prince William is taking inspiration from Kate Middleton's family photo album for his next European trip.
The Duke of Cambridge and future King of England is set to visit the very same historic site in Jordan where his wife played tourist as a young girl with her family back in the '80s.
Just four years old at the time, little Kate was holidaying in the Arab nation -- known for its amazing ancient ruins -- on the east bank of the Jordan river with her family, and the holiday snap was one of the those released by the royal family when she and Wills tied the knot in 2011.
The monumental trip to the historic city, as well as Israel and the disputed territories will reportedly take place from June 24 to June 28. It marks the first time a future British monarch -- or any member of the British royal family for that matter -- has visited Israel on behalf of the U.K. government.
A spokesperson for William and Kate reportedly said at a press briefing on Monday that the city of Jerash is “is one of the largest Roman remains in the Mediterranean region, and one of Jordan’s greatest tourist attractions.
“It is also, by the way, the site where the young Catherine Middleton was pictured standing on a pile of stones with her father and young sister when the Middleton family lived in Jordan.”
Can we just say, in the adorable pic, the cute-as-a-button Kate bears a striking resemblance to Princess Charlotte. From her dimples to the way she's clutching on to daddy Michael Middleton.
The purpose of the visit is apparently for Wills to meet with young people from the Makani program -- a free education and support program for Syrian refugee children and local Jordanian kids.
“This country of Jordan is hosting over 650,000 refugees, a staggering act of generosity and humanitarians for a country with a population of 9.5 million people,” the spokesman added.
It's believed that Wills is being hosted by the very young and dapper Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan -- but there's no word whether he will meet with Hussein's parents, King Abdullah and Queen Rania of Jordan.
After spending some time in Jordan, the future king will then head to Israel, where he will visit the church of St. Mary Magdalene to pay his respects at the tomb of his great grandmother, Princess Alice -- the mother of his grandfather Prince Phillip, who turned 97 on Sunday.
While travel in the region often is a cause of concern, William’s office at Kensington Palace stated, “The non-political nature of His Royal Highness’s role allows the spotlight to be brought to bear on the people of the region, their cultures, the young people, their aspirations, and their experiences."
While the trip is the perfect opportunity for the Duke to showcase the goodwill shared between the nations, it will undoubtedly provide some very personal memories that we're sure he will treasure for years to come.
Feature image: The Middleton family, 2011.