The Duke of Cambridge’s official visit to Oman and Kuwait is set to initiate on December 1. The visit has been planned at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office where Prince William will pay homage to the notable ties Britain has shared with the two Gulf nations over the years.
The visit “will highlight strong links and cooperation in many areas, including education, the environment, and defense.” Kensington Palace announced in a statement. “From the modern capitals of Kuwait City and Muscat to the vast Kuwaiti deserts and stunning wadis in the Omani mountains, the visit will take in both countries’ unique cultures, their beautiful landscapes, and diverse communities,” they added.
This tour will mark an extremely important moment in UK and Kuwait’s history because of the 120th anniversary of the signing of the 1899 Anglo-Kuwaiti treaty between the two countries. Not only that, but the Prince will be learning about projects which promise a better future for the upcoming generation during his trip. He will also learn more about various organizations and projects which are working towards empowering the younger generation, providing them with good education and teaching them important life skills such as “leadership and resilience.”
The Duke “will also hear more about Kuwait and Oman’s ambitious plans to conserve their natural environment, and protect their important ecosystems from new environmental challenges,” Kensington Palace reported.
The itinerary includes other activities like a Desert Warrior Exercise with the Kuwaiti and UK troops, followed by a visit to Musandam in Oman “to learn more about the Royal Navy of Oman’s responsibilities monitoring maritime traffic passing through the Strait of Hormuz,” as reported by the Royal Palace. This indicates that Prince William will be meeting various people throughout his trip including military personnel, a broad range of Kuwaitis and Omanis including children, local workers, government authorities, charity leaders, and conservationists.