Prince William followed in his wife Kate Middleton's footsteps during his royal tour of the Middle East. While the Duchess of Cambridge is at home with their three kids — Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis — the Duke paid tribute to his wife of seven years by recreating one of her childhood photos — over thirty years after it was taken! On Monday, June 25, William visited the archaeological site of Jerash in Jordan, where Kate at age four posed for a photo with her younger sister Pippa Middleton and their father Michael. The site was marked with a large copy of the famous picture, which was released ahead of the Duke and Duchess' royal wedding in 2011.
VIEW GALLERY William visited the spot where his wife posed for a family photo over 30 years ago Photo: Getty Images
William climbed onto the rocks to be photographed in the same spot, before saying: "Need to come back with the family for this shot." He also spoke about his father-in-law, joking: "Michael's looking very smart in his flip-flops." The Duchess of Cambridge, now 36, and her family lived in Jordan back in the 1980s, while her father worked for British Airways in Amman.
The Duke of Cambridge visits Jerash, the same site that The Duchess of Cambridge visited, aged 4, with her sister and father when the family lived in Jordan. pic.twitter.com/PMoFrr4Snt— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) June 25, 2018
On Sunday, the Duke noted that his wife is "upset" to be missing the trip to Jordan. William said, “[Kate] is very sorry she cannot be here with me so soon after the birth of our son Louis [on April 23], but her family remembers very fondly the almost three years she spent here as a child when her father worked for British Airways in Amman.” He added, “Catherine’s experience is not unique — the interchange between our two countries is real and deep: work, study, tourism and family links.”