16 October 2004
Prince Charles is to visit Italy, Turkey and Jordan from October 22 through October 30, a spokesman for the heir to the British throne said, without giving details of the trip.
The Prince of Wales last travelled to Jordan in 1999 for the funeral of King Hussein, whose son and successor King Abdullah II is a frequent visitor to Britain.
In 1996 he visited Turkey for the christening of Princess Maria Olympia of Greece, while he was last in Italy two years ago.
Jordan has been a key player in the quest of Middle East peace, which Prime Minister Tony Blair has pleged to make a "personal priority" after the US elections in November.