Their Royal Highnesses’ visit, which is at the request of the British Government, will promote the UK’s partnership in the region in key areas such as religious tolerance, military cooperation, supporting women in leadership, creating youth opportunities, preserving cultural heritage and wildlife conservation.
The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will begin the tour in Oman on 5th November as guests of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said in the capital city of Muscat. As part of their visit to Muscat, Their Royal Highnesses will visit the new National Museum where they will receive a ceremonial welcome and meet communities from the different regions of Oman showing traditional clothing and crafts. Key events in The Prince of Wales’s programme will include a visit to a wildlife reserve where His Royal Highness will hear more about the conservation programme in the wadi (valley) and on the coastal plain, focussing on endangered species. The Prince will also attend an event for young leaders in Oman including John Smith Fellows, Outward Bound graduates, young people from The Prince’s Trust International, members of the Anglo-Omani Society Next Generation Group, and the British Council Next Generation initiative.
Amongst the key events in The Duchess of Cornwall’s programme in Oman will be a visit to the Oman Cancer Association, which runs an outreach program dedicated to meeting the needs of children with cancer. The Duchess will also attend a reception to highlight the achievements of Omani women entrepreneurs.