Royals discuss weather on Jordan jaunt

13th Mar 2013

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were shown the red carpet treatment by Jordan's royal family on the first full day of their Middle East trip.

Charles and Camilla were officially welcomed by King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al-Abdullah at Hummar Palace, Amman, on Tuesday and given a guard of honour.

The weather back home was a topic of conversation. While parts of the UK shivered in sub-zero conditions, the royal couple enjoyed a warmth so enjoyed by tourists, with temperatures reaching 26C.

Queen Rania said to the Duchess: "So it's a good time to be away then."

After a photo-call and private meeting, Charles met Britain's very own Postman Pat at Rubicon's award-winning animation studio.

He smiled as he was shown part of a 3D feature film about Pat.

Charles was then given a model of himself, depicted with one hand in his jacket pocket, alongside Pat and his cat Jess.

Earlier, Charles visited the King Hussein Mosque, a favourite with holidaymakers. He was taken into the inner private section, after removing his shoes and putting on white slippers. He was shown the Saladin Minbar pulpit made from interlocking pieces - or sacred geometry.

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