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Prince Charles taking Arabic lessons

Prince of Wales tells Qatari minister he tried learning Arabic once but gave it up, but aides say he's been taking lessons for past six months

Britain's Prince Charles is four months away from becoming a grandfather but that isn't stopping him from trying out something new. The Prince of Wales is reportedly taking Arabic lessons.


Media outlets in the UK and around the world reported that Charles, who is very interested in the Middle East, was asked by a Qatari minister whether he speaks any Arabic during a visit in Doha.


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"I tried to learn it once but I gave up. It goes in one ear and out the other," he answered.


Laura Sullivan, a spokeswoman at Clarence House, confirmed that the prince has taken lessons. "He definitely has been having Arabic lessons," she said.


One of the prince's aides claimed that Prince Charles has taken Arabic lessons recently and according to one report, he has been learning the language for the past six months.


Other than trying his hand at Arabic, the Prince also speaks French, some German, and has also had lessons in Welsh.



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