Prince William and Kate Middleton, recently, made headlines with the royal couple visited Islamabad, Lahore, Chitral in Pakistan. Unfortunately for the Duke of Cambridge, his next foreign tour will be a bit lonely as he will be heading out to the Middle East sans his lovely wife.

William will be visiting a couple of Middle Eastern countries from December 1 to 4 as requested by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, according to Daily Mail. Following in the footsteps of his father Prince Charles, the Duke of Cambridge will be going to Kuwait and Oman on a four-day tour.

However, unlike their Pakistan trip in October, Prince William will be traveling solo in the upcoming foreign tour. Kate will be staying home with their three kids -- Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis, 1, according to New Idea.

“The Duke of Cambridge will undertake an official visit to Kuwait and Oman at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office,” the brief statement from Kensington Palace reads. “The visit will take place between Sunday 1st and Wednesday 4th December. Further details will be advised in due course.”

Royal family fans are a bit saddened by the news that Kate Middleton won’t be accompanying Prince William. “Ahhh wish the Duchess of Cambridge was going too!” someone commented on Twitter.

However, Prince William won’t be the first royal to have visited the two Middle Eastern countries as his father, Charles, already made the trip a few years ago. The Prince of Wales, along with his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, visited Oman as part of a three-nation tour in November 2016.

Charles also visited Kuwait in 2015 was one of the destinations of his six-day visit to various Gulf states. In that visit, he was welcomed by His Highness The Emir of Kuwait, Sheik Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jabber Al Sabah into the latter’s Bayan Palace.

The Emir already met Charles a few years back when the former visited the UK in 2012 and was visibly happy when the Prince of Wales told him that Queen Elizabeth II and the rest of the royal family still remember his previous visit.

“They remember with great affection your visit in 2012 to the UK,” Charles told the Emir who laughed approvingly.

Meanwhile, his upcoming visit to Kuwait and Oman won’t be Prince William’s first time officially visiting a Middle Eastern nation. The Duke of Cambridge already visited Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian territories back in June 2018.

Kate Middleton and Prince William Prince William and Kate Middleton journey by carriage to Buckingham Palace following their marriage at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011, in London. Getty Images/Sean Gallup