Prince William Recreated a Kate Middleton Photo From 32 Years Ago

What's more iconic: This, or four-year-old Kate's blonde hair?

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After a short few weeks of paternity leave (opens in new tab) following the birth of Prince Louis (opens in new tab), Prince William has jumped back into his royal duties. The Duke of Cambridge is currently en route to a historic visit to Israel and Palestine, but first he made a quick pit stop in Jordan to tour the land and "build a real and enduring relationship with the people of the region," according to Kensington Palace (opens in new tab).

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The Crown Prince of Jordan Al-Hussein Bin Abdullah II was his personal tour guide and took him everywhere from a technical university (opens in new tab) to a British embassy reception (opens in new tab) (they even hung out together and watched soccer (opens in new tab)), but one spot held a special meaning for William: the Jerash archaeological site, a first century Roman city.

His wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, visited the exact same spot when she was four years old living with her parents in Jordan (opens in new tab), and there's photo evidence to prove it.

Like the sweet husband and dad he is, Will stood in the exact same spot as his wife and posed for a photo. Also, please take a moment to appreciate Kate Middleton's blonde hair!

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As he continues his royal tour, Prince William will keep exploring the city with the Crown Prince of Jordan, who seems like he's already snagged an invite to the Palace.

“The welcome that The Crown Prince showed me today is one that I will always remember, and which I hope to be able to reciprocate one day in the U.K.," says William.

The friendship I didn't know I needed.

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Rachel Epstein is an editor at Marie Claire, where she writes and edits culture, politics, and lifestyle stories ranging from op-eds to profiles to ambitious packages. She also manages the site’s virtual book club, #ReadWithMC. Offline, she’s likely watching a Heat game, finding a new coffee shop, or analyzing your cousin's birth chart—in no particular order.