Best Photos from Prince William's Tour of Kuwait and Oman — from Bird Watching to Shooting Hoops!

While Kate Middleton attends a palace reception for NATO leaders solo, Prince William is undertaking a four-day tour of Kuwait and Oman

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visits the Kuwait City's wetlands at the Jahra Nature Reserve to learn more about the country's plans to protect its natural environment from human and environmental challenges
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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visits the Kuwait City's wetlands at the Jahra Nature Reserve to learn more about the country's plans to protect its natural environment from human and environmental challenges
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On the first day of his official visit to Kuwait, Prince William learned more about Kuwait’s ambitious plans to protect its natural environment from human and environmental challenges at the Jahra Nature Reserve.

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The Duke of Cambridge looks at a bird of prey during a reception hosted by Sheikh Mohamed Abdullah in the Kuwaiti Desert, as part of his tour of Kuwait and Oman.
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The Queen's grandson studied the wetlands’ wildlife, including identifying some of the 300 species of birds seen at the reserve.

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Prince William during a visit to the Jahra Nature Reserve Prince William visit to Kuwait - 02 Dec 2019 Prince William visits Kuwait City’s wetlands at the Jahra Nature Reserve to learn more about Kuwait’s ambitious plans to protect its natural environment from human and environmental challenges. His Royal Highness will meet scientists from Kuwait’s Environmental Public Authority and the UK’s Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (Cefas) agency to learn more about their partnership to promote Kuwait’s biodiversity and inform its approach to marine environment conservation. The Duke will also visit the reserve’s salt marshes, reed beds and sandy sabkha flats, and will join scientists in a number of activities studying the wetlands’ wildlife
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Scientists from Kuwait’s Environmental Public Authority and the UK’s Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science are working in partnership to promote Kuwait’s biodiversity and inform its approach to marine environment conservation.

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The Duke of Cambridge (left) during a reception hosted by Sheikh Mohamed Abdullah in the Kuwaiti Desert, as part of his tour of Kuwait and Oman.
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In a traditional Kuwaiti tent in the desert outside of Kuwait City, the Duke of Cambridge joined Sheikh Mohamed Abdullah and young Kuwaitis for a special event to experience what makes rural Kuwaiti culture so unique.

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He saw Kuwaiti music, crafts and pit cooking.

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Prince William (R), Duke of Cambridge, looks on from the window of a building as Kuwaiti and British soldiers outside take part in the Exercise Desert Warrior at Sheikh Salem al-Ali al-Sabah Camp, about 40 kilometres north of Kuwait City on December 3, 2019.
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The royal attended the Exercise Desert Warrior between British and Kuwaiti forces at Sheikh Salem al-Ali al-Sabah Camp, about 40 kilometers north of Kuwait City.

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The Duke of Cambridge 'shoots some hoops' during a visit to the Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre, in Kuwait City, to see how this newly established museum is educating and engaging young Kuwaitis in innovative ways across a range of areas, from space exploration and robotics to natural history and human biology, as part of his tour of Kuwait and Oman.
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William showed off his hoop skills at the Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre, where he joined young Kuwaitis in checking out the museum's interactive exhibits.

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Prince William also heard more about how the cultural center is enhancing UK-Kuwait relations, particularly in education and culture.

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