Britain's Prince William Meets Syrian Refugees at Jordan's Jerash

Joined Jordan's Crown Prince Hussein, the two royals were welcomed by representatives from UNICEF and traditional bagpipers as they toured the site

Britain's Prince William, center, and Jordanian Crown Prince Hussain, right, meet with a group of young people from the Makani Center, a free education and support program for Syrian refugee children and local Jordanian children, at the Jerash archaeological site in Jerash, northern Jordan, Monday, June 25, 2018
AP Photo/Raad al-Adayleh

Britain's Prince William joined Jordan's Crown Prince Hussein on Monday for a tour of the archaeological site of Jerash, north of the capital of Jordan.

The two royals were welcomed by representatives from UNICEF and traditional bagpipers as they toured the site.

A group of young children from the Makani Centre, a free education and support programme for Syrian refugee and local Jordanian children, eagerly posed for photographs with the princes.

Jordan is the first stop for the Prince who is on a five-day visit to the Middle East. His next stop will be a visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories.

Britain's Prince William meets Syrian refugees at Jordan's Jerash site

Prince William will become the first British royal to pay an official visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories, 70 years after British forces withdrew from the Holy Land, leaving behind the divisions that remain to this day.