Kate’s early years of learning Arabic and reciting the Quran REVEALED
THE Duchess of Cambridge learned Arabic and even recited verses from the Quran when she was living in Jordan, it was revealed as Prince William continued his historic royal tour of the Middle East.
The Middletons moved to the Middle Eastern country in May 1984 when she was two-years-old.
They relocated as a family because her father was a British Airways manager and needed to relocate to Anman for work.
The Middleton family lived in the Middle Eastern country for three years before the family moved back to Berkshire when her father’s job posting ended.
We would read one verse from the Quran to improve the children’s Arabic
The founder of the Assahera nursery Sahera al Nabulsi
At the beginning of the Duke’s trip, he said that his wife, who is taking care of their three children in London, was “very upset” that she had not been able to join him for the trip.
Kate’s husband Prince William visited the Jerash archaeological site earlier this week, where he was pictured at the same place where his wife was once photographed playing as a child.
The Duchess’s mum, Carole Middleton, would look after Pippa at home, but Kate was enrolled in Assahera nursery – one of the most expensive nurseries in the area.
The founder of the Assahera nursery Sahera al Nabulsi told The National UAE: “The morning routing was to have all the children sitting in a circle where they would all sing Incy Wincy Spider, both in English and Arabic.
“We would read one verse from the Quran to improve the children’s Arabic and tell stories about the Prophet’s companions, like Omar Bin Khattab. The idea was to reinforce concepts such as respect and love.”
The teacher revealed it was Carole who normally did the school run, but it was her father Michael who would collect Kate in the evening.
She said: “Foreign children also learnt Arabic words when we grouped the children together. The teacher used to ask in Arabic, ‘Who is wearing red today?’ so that the children would recognise the colours.”
Young Kate was in a class of 12 children and the multicultural nursery would celebrate Christmas as well as Eid.
The family lived in a two-storey rented villa, which was located close to a park and the nursery.
When Prince William visited the place where Kate was spotted playing, there was a a large picture of the Duchess of Cambridge as a child pictured with her father and younger sister.
The Duke of Cambridge said: “Michael’s looking very smart in his flip flops.”
The second heir to the throne has made a pilgrimage to the grave his great-grandmother Princess Alice during the last day of his Middle East tour.
Earlier today the 36-year-old Duke stood at a spectacular viewing point at the Mount of Olives, which looked over the Old City of Jerusalem, before he was taken on a tour of some scared religious sites.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK