The Duke of Cambridge visits Kuwait and Oman

The visit

The Duke of Cambridge is visiting Kuwait and Oman - His Royal Highness’s first official visit to both countries.  Throughout the visit, The Duke’s programme will pay tribute to the historic ties Britain shares with Kuwait and Oman, and will highlight strong links and cooperation in many areas, including education, the environment, and defence.

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. 

Kuwait

Day One

On the first day of his official visit to Kuwait, The Duke of Cambridge learned more about Kuwait’s ambitious plans to protect its natural environment from human and environmental challenges, and learned how the country is engaging and educating young Kuwaitis in innovative ways across a range of areas, from space exploration and robotics to natural history and human biology.

At the Jahra Nature Reserve The Duke joined scientists on the reserve’s salt marshes, reed beds and sandy sabkha flats for activities studying the wetlands’ wildlife, before visiting the Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre to see how they are engaging young Kuwaitis in innovative ways across a range of areas, from space exploration and robotics to natural history and human biology.

At the Bayan Palace, The Duke of Cambridge attended an official meeting with His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

In a traditional Kuwaiti tent in the desert outside of Kuwait City, The Duke of Cambridge joined young Kuwaitis later in the evening for a special event to experience what makes rural Kuwaiti culture so unique.

Day Two

At Exercise Desert Warrior, The Duke of Cambridge joined UK and Kuwaiti troops for the bi-annual training exercise, which saw a company of UK troops train alongside Kuwaiti forces and share expertise. The Duke later travelled to Oman.