The UK’s Prince William is currently on a royal tour of the Middle East, and he kicked things off (excuse the pun) by watching a bit of the World Cup.
The Duke of Cambridge joined Crown Prince Al-Hussein bin Abdullah at the Beit Al Urdun Palace in Amman on Sunday to watch England play Panama.
The 23-year-old crown prince posted a picture of himself and Prince William enjoying the game with the caption: “Having a relaxing evening with His Royal Highness Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, after his first day in #OurJordan.”
The post has already attracted almost 100,000 likes in a matter of hours.
But as well as having some down-time, Prince William is making the most of his official visit. The pair, who are both Sandhurst graduates, visited the Crown Prince Foundation and had a tour of the TechWorks Fabrication Lab.
Watch: The Duke of Cambridge delivers a message from The Queen at a @UKinJordan reception to celebrate Her Majesty's birthday. pic.twitter.com/fd8U3eoBkJ— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) June 25, 2018
He also delivered a message from the queen in a reception to mark her birthday. "I greatly admire the resilience you in Jordan have shown in the face of the many security and humanitarian challenges that have confronted you as a result of conflicts in this region,” he said, adding that their dedication to helping refugees is “remarkable”.
William will visit charities including a refugee programme, and a charity that helps women develop their livelihoods during his visit.
Commenting on the kindness of Crown Prince Hussein, William said: “The welcome that The Crown Prince showed me today is one that I will always remember, and which I hope to be able to reciprocate one day in the UK.”