Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton lived in Jordan for two years while her dad worked at British Airways. Pictured: Middleton attends day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 14, 2018 in London, England. Getty Images/Clive Mason

Kate Middleton has some ties to Jordan, a Middle Eastern country that her husband, Prince William, visited.

Prior to his trip, it was revealed that Middleton spent a couple of years in Jordan when she was just a young girl. Her parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, were working as a flight attendant and flight dispatcher, respectively, and they resided in Jordan for two years.

The Middletons moved to Jordan in 1984 when the Duchess of Cambridge was just two years old. At that time, her younger sister, Pippa Middleton, was just 8 months old.

And while they were in Jordan, Middleton attended an English language school in Amman while Carole was on maternity leave. In September 1986, the Middletons finally returned to Berkshire.

Gill Knappett, a royal author, previously said (via Express), “Toddler Catherine attended the English-speaking Al Saheera nursery school in Amman, where she eared nursery rhymes in Arabic. She could sing ‘Happy Birthday’ in Arabic before she could do so in English.”

In related news, Prince William recently went on an official tour to Jordan and two other Middle Eastern countries. While there, Prince William saw his wife’s family portrait in Jerash, and he recreated the photo. Middleton was unable to join Prince William on his recent trip because she is still on maternity leave.

Middleton gave birth to Prince Louis on April 23, and her maternity leave is expected to last until October. As of late, Prince William and Middleton have no scheduled royal tours. However, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are expected to go on their first major overseas trip as a married couple in three months.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will follow in Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s footsteps by traveling to Australia. However, they will be there primarily for the Invictus Games. Prince Harry and Markle will also head to New Zealand and the Kingdom of Tonga.