“The family needed to get used to English not being the first language, the currency of Jordanian dinars and the different national holidays of Eid Mubarak and Ramadan, instead of Christmas and Easter. In Jordan, Friday, not Sunday, was the day of rest and people worked at weekends.
“The young family moved into a simple one-storey, flat-roofed building in the shadow of a tower block. The rent was paid for by BA, which meant they could keep their Berkshire home to return to.”
Moody continued: “As a family, the Middletons have always enjoyed being outdoors and they explored the country while they were there, visiting local sites such as the Greco-Roman ruins in Jerash.
“Their own area was dusty and rocky and full of orange and olive trees; however, they could also venture down to the Jordan River, which separated the country from Israel, and cut through a lush, picturesque valley.
This article originally appeared on Daily Express :: Travel Feed
Queen Elizabeth has travelled to numerous countries across the globe. She has carried out a plethora of state visits as well as travelled for pleasure. Like many Britons, she likes to take some home comforts with her when jet-setting.
English brand Twinings previously created a special blend just for Her Majesty.
Twining’s Earl Grey is a lemon and bergamot flavoured black tea.
Boxes of 100 teabags currently retail for £5.29 each on Twinings.co.uk.
Therefore, the Queen’s beloved drink is more than affordable at 5p per teabag.
The monarch is believed to drink the tea in a very specific way.
She only drinks it with a splash of milk.
The royal also does not take sugar.
While her preference for tea is known – her favourite food has not been shared.
This is because hosts on royal tours would likely always serve that food or dish making it nigh-on inescapable.
Gordon Rayner, former royal correspondent for The Telegraph, has covered more than 20 royal tours and discovered this fact from a member of staff.
He said: “As one of her staff told me, ‘If she said she had a favourite meal she would never get served anything else.’”