Prince William began his five-day tour of the Middle East on Sunday, and had a busy first day as he touched down in Jordan. He was no doubt sorry to be missing England's World Cup clash with Panama, however – as a loyal fan of the sport and president of the Football Association – but clearly he'd had things planned out all along, since he sat down with Prince Hussein bin Abdullah of Jordan to watch a repeat of the match on Sunday evening!
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Kensington Palace took to their social media platforms to share some photos from inside the Prince's incredible palace, showing William smiling with the Jordanian royal as they watched the 6-1 win. The caption read: "Prince William couldn't watch the @England match live and avoided finding out the score all afternoon. He sat down with the Crown Prince of Jordan to watch a rerun after dinner at the Beit Al Urdun Palace. Congratulations @England!"
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A second shot also showed the Crown Prince's jaw-dropping cinema room, which looks incredibly modern with open plan design, sleek furniture and laidback floor cushions. Quite different to William's traditional décor back at Kensington Palace! The huge television screen and baseball glove chair seemed to also hint that the two Princes share a love of sport.
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Earlier that day, William attended a reception to mark the Queen's official birthday, and spoke of how his wife the Duchess of Cambridge was sad not to be joining him on his tour. "My wife Catherine is very sorry she cannot be here with me so soon after the birth of our son Louis, 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 said.
Kate's family moved to Jordan in May 1984 when she was just two years old and her sister Pippa was only eight months - her father, Michael Middleton, was a British Airways manager and had relocated to Amman for work. "Catherine's experience is not unique - the interchange between our two countries is real and deep: work, study, tourism and family links. Our historic ties and friendship are played out in the lives of thousands of people who consider both countries home,"William added.