The life of a Royal family member is an intensely public one. Every move they make and every outfit they wear is scrutinized. It is hard to balance the private life with the public life and every detail of their lives are accounted for in books, magazines and tabloids.
The constant barrage of information being shared about the members of the royal family makes it so fascinating when you actually learn something about the royal family that you may have never heard before.
There is always more than meets the eye and nothing can be more true than in the case of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.
In May of 1984, when Kate was only 2 years old, her family moved to Jordan for her father’s career. According to Hello Magazine, Kate’s father Michel Middleton was a manager for British Airways and moved to Jordan to work in their Amman facility. Kate and her family lived abroad in the Middle East for nearly 3 years until they returned to England in 1986.
As a part of her stay in Jordan, Kate embraced the local culture and customs and according to Elle, learned several Arabic songs, phrases and verses from the Quran.
While in Jordan on a recent tour, the Duke of Cambridge made a stop at the archeological site of Jerash where Kate had visited with her family when she was 4 years old. At the site, Prince William was treated to a large photo commemorating his wife’s visit.
Kensington Palace tweeted out a very special tribute to the couple as well.
Prince William spoke about Kate’s Jordanian background while on his trip, one that Kate was unable to accompany him on. “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 3 years she spent here as a child when her father worked for British Airways in Amman.”
Did you know this about Kate?