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Posted On: 14 March 2013 06:10 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:12 pm

'It goes in one ear and out the other': Prince Charles reveals he's been having Arabic lessons for six months so he can read the Koran

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・Prince Charles and Camilla in Qatar for second leg of Middle East trip ・The Prince revealed he has had six months of private Arabic tuition ・But told students he struggles to understand the language ・Duchess of Cornwall devoted first day in Qatar to women's issues ・Met people involved in women's education and self-development projects He has long been fascinated by Islam and the culture of the Middle East. Now it has emerged that the Prince of Wales is having lessons in Arabic. The Prince told guests at a reception in Qatar today that the language 'goes in one ear and out the other'. Screen Shot 2013-03-14 at 18.05.55.png But an aide revealed that he is so keen to learn it that he has been having private tuition for more than six months. Being able to read Arabic would enable the Prince, who is passionate about encouraging dialogue between different religions, to read the Koran in its original form. t would also mean he could decipher Arabic script during visits to mosques and museums of Islamic art. The Prince was in Doha attending the launch of the Qatar-UK Alumni Network, for Qataris who have attended British universities, Dr Mohammed Bin Saleh Al-Sada, chairman of the association and Qatar’s energy minister, asked the Prince if he spoke any Arabic, and the Prince said: 'I tried to learn it once but I gave up. It goes in one ear and out the other.' Dr Al-Sada told him: 'It’s never too late to learn.' Screen Shot 2013-03-14 at 18.07.47.pngScreen Shot 2013-03-14 at 18.08.01.pngScreen Shot 2013-03-14 at 18.08.12.png