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Is Prince William in Kenya for ex-girlfriend’s wedding?

Prince William has made it to Kenya just days to his ex-girlfriend’s wedding set to be held in Lewa, Isiolo county.

The Prince met with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday morning at State House Nairobi to discuss about security and wildlife conservation.

President Kenyatta tweeted a series of photos of himself and the Prince captioning them; “I have this morning met Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge…He is in the country to see first-hand some of the longstanding conservation and anti-poaching initiatives.”


Prince William’s visit coincides with the wedding of his ex-girlfriend, Jessica Craig, set to be held on Saturday at the Lewa Conservation Sanctuary in Isiolo.

Kensington Palace revealed that William would be making a “private” four-day visit to Africa, during which he would spend time on the wildlife reserve where he got engaged to Kate Middleton in 2010.

However, the official announcement of the Duke’s trip made no mention 34-year-old Jessica’s wedding on Saturday when she will marry conservationist Professor Jonathan Baillie inside the family’s 55,000 acre estate, Lewa, run by her father Ian Craig.

There has been media speculation for weeks  on whether the Prince will attend his old flame’s wedding. He missed out the wedding of his first university girlfriend, Olivia Hunt that was held in London. He instead went on a skiing trip in France which British publications said was planned conveniently.


Jessica and Prince William were close friends while growing up to the extent that they would visit the Lewa Wildlife sanctuary together.

She was the only woman, before the Prince’s current wife Kate Middleton, who provoked an official clarification from the royals on the Prince’s love life.

Prince William has been close to the Craig family to the extent of missing his cousin’s wedding in 2008 in favour of that of Jessica’s brother, Batian who tied the knot in a Maasai themed wedding in Kenya.

His then girlfriend Kate Middleton represented him at the May 2008 royal wedding of his cousin Peter Phillip.