Back on tour! Duchess of Cornwall dons sunglasses and a summer dress as she touches down in Jordan with Prince Charles to begin their first official overseas trip since the start of Covid
- Charles, 73, and Camilla, 74, landed at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan, this morning ahead of their short Middle Eastern tour
- Royals will spend four days in Jordan and Egypt representing the Government – and climate change looks likely to be on the agenda
- The Duchess of Cornwall looked struck by the instant warmth, putting on a pair of sunglasses as the couple made their way down the red carpet
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have touched down in Jordan on their first overseas engagement since the Covid crisis began in March 2020.
The couple looked to be instantly hit by the Middle Eastern heat as they disembarked their royal plane on the tarmac at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan.
Camilla, 74, reached for a pair of sunglasses to protect her eyes from the Arabian sun, and looked dressed for the warm weather in a blue ditsy floral summer dress.
The royals will spend four days in both Jordan and Egypt and are representing the Government during the trip – with climate change thought to be high on the agenda for discussion.
A little warm! A suited Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall landed at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan, on Tuesday
The royals will spend four days in both Jordan and Egypt and are representing the Government during the trip – their first overseas engagements since the start of Covid
The couple pictured striding down the red carpet at the airport this morning; their focus during the trip will be encouraging discussion on climate change
The Middle Eastern country laid out the red carpet and a military welcome for the couple
Prince Charles, who celebrated his 73rd birthday on Remembrance Sunday, donned a light grey suit, pale shirt and patterned tie for the first day of their trip.
It’s thought the couple’s first stop will be the Al Husseiniya Palace in Amman.
The trip will help the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to use their legendary ‘soft power’, opening doors not normally available to diplomats and politicians.
The royal family have largely had their wings clipped as a result of the pandemic and this is the first royal overseas tour for almost two years.
The Prince and Duchess are both double jabbed and will likely have had their boosters by the time the trip takes place. As the Queen no longer travels abroad, any trip by Charles is akin to a state visit and treated with huge significance.
Double jabbed, the couple are also thought to have now had their boosters ahead of the visit
Prince Charles chats to a dignitary as he steps onto Jordan soil following the five-hour flight
Camilla donned a blue ditsy floral summer dress for the first day of their trip, while Charles wore a light grey suit, pale shirt and patterned tie
Palace bound: Final preparations are made for the arrival of the royals at the Al Husseiniya Palace in Amman
Speaking ahead of the tour last month, Chris Fitzgerald, deputy private secretary to the prince, said climate change would be one of the main themes of the visit, and other issues would include inter-faith dialogue, female empowerment and efforts to preserve cultural heritage.
Mr Fitzgerald said: ‘The first royal tour in almost two years will come at a significant moment in the UK’s relationship with both countries.