In Pictures: William visits nature reserve during tour of Kuwait

Environmental issues were to the forefront of the Duke of Cambridge’s visit to Kuwait and Oman as he learnt about the scourge of plastic pollution.

William joined litter pickers working on a beach in Jahra nature reserve near Kuwait City.

Royal tour of Kuwait and Oman – Day 1
On the first day of the tour, William met Sheikh Ali Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah, minister of the Amiri Diwan, the Amir’s court (Tim Rooke/PA)
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The pair held an informal meeting (Tim Rooke/PA)
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The duke rides in a buggy during his visit to Kuwait City’s wetlands at the Jahra nature reserve on the second day of the tour (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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William took a broader look at the reserve with the aid of binoculars (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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He also used a telescope from a viewing platform (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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During his visit to the park, the royal was told of plans to protect its environment (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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William showed a keen interest in the plant life (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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He also met a group of volunteers who pick up litter as part of conservation efforts (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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Later, the duke was given an audience at Bayan Palace with the Amir of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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William meets the Amir (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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