Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall visited the ancient Roman ruins in Jerash on the third day of their royal visit to Jordan on March 13, 2013.
Surrounded by several dignitaries and even men in uniform, Duchess Camilla chose a neutral beige colored long-sleeved tunic top and flared ivory colored pants, both appeared to be linen, teamed with olive and white Keds style sneakers, a small white parasol and tortoiseshell sunglasses.
Prince Charles was outfitted in khaki pants, ivory linen jacket, pale blue shirt and dark tie, teamed with putty oxfords, a white straw hat and dark sunglasses.
Camilla and Charles also stopped to sample the local tea from local vendors donning the traditional Arab scarf, the keffiyeh, which shelters them from the hot sun.
As for the ancient Roman ruins in Greco-Roman Jerash, which was known as “Gerasa” and “Antioch on the Golden River,” they’re quite impressive and include cobblestone streets and rows of columns which mark what was once several buildings such as Hadrian’s Arch, the Circus/Hippodrome, Temple of Zeus, Temple of Artemis, theatres, baths and an almost intact circuit of city walls!
On the itinerary today was a visit to the King Abdullah Refugee Camp for Syrian refugees, which is two kilometers from the Syrian border in Amman, Jordan.
The Royal couple are on the first leg of their tour of the Middle East which will include Qatar, Saudia Arabia and Oman.
Take a look at my slideshow of Charles and Camilla visiting the Roman ruins in Jerash, Jordan and their stopover at the refugee camp…