Prince William sips cup of citrus juice with fishermen on Omani beach

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The Duke of Cambridge spent his final day in Oman today enjoying a drink of cooling lime juice as he chatted with local fishermen in a large tent.

Prince William joined the group on a beach next to the Marina Bandar Al Rowdha near Muscat to hear how they fish, the challenges to achieving sustainability and what is being done to conserve Oman's marine environment.

The 37-year-old royal looked at ease on the last day of his four-day tour of Kuwait and Oman as he sat down cross-legged wearing only his socks on his feet after being invited to respectfully take off his shoes. 

Prince William enjoys a drink with Omani fishermen on a beach next to the Marina Bandar al Rowdha near Muscat today

Prince William enjoys a drink with Omani fishermen on a beach next to the Marina Bandar al Rowdha near Muscat today

The Duke of Cambridge joins a group of fishermen in Oman today to hear how they fish and the challenges to sustainability

The Duke of Cambridge joins a group of fishermen in Oman today to hear how they fish and the challenges to sustainability

The Duke of Cambridge speaks during his visit to meet with Omani fishermen at the Marina Bandar al Rowdha in Muscat today

The Duke of Cambridge speaks during his visit to meet with Omani fishermen at the Marina Bandar al Rowdha in Muscat today

William walked to a beach today where a group of Omani fisherman were mending their nets, holding the nets in their toes

William walked to a beach today where a group of Omani fisherman were mending their nets, holding the nets in their toes 

William was invited to respectfully take off his shoes and sit in a tent to have a glass of cooling lime juice in Oman today

William was invited to respectfully take off his shoes and sit in a tent to have a glass of cooling lime juice in Oman today

The Duke meets Omani fishermen at the Marina Bandar al Rowdha in Muscat today as they talk about sustainability

The Duke meets Omani fishermen at the Marina Bandar al Rowdha in Muscat today as they talk about sustainability

Speaking through an interpreter today, the Duke asked them about their work and even got to try his hand at helping them

Speaking through an interpreter today, the Duke asked them about their work and even got to try his hand at helping them

William chatted with the fisherman today about the fish they most caught - a grouper - and asked about their biggest catch

William chatted with the fisherman today about the fish they most caught - a grouper - and asked about their biggest catch

William chatted to the fishermen alongside traditional fishing skiffs in the 80F (27C) heat this morning, after walking to a pebbled beach where a group were mending their nets, holding the nets in their toes.

Speaking through an interpreter, William asked them about their work and even got to try helping them. When he was complemented on his handiwork, he replied: 'You are kind, I need to come and learn off you a bit more.'

He also chatted with them about the fish they most caught - a grouper - and asked what the biggest one they had ever caught was. William exclaimed: 'Twenty kilos - that's a big fish!'

The Duke met the men on a stretch of shore overlooked by an Omani government centre where the duke donned a white lab coat and blue surgical-style gloves to join scientist testing the DNA of marine animals. 

When he was complemented on his handiwork, William replied: 'You are kind, I need to come and learn off you a bit more'

When he was complemented on his handiwork, William replied: 'You are kind, I need to come and learn off you a bit more'

William smiles and shakes hands with a fisherman during his visit to the beach next to the Marina Bandar Al Rowdha today

William smiles and shakes hands with a fisherman during his visit to the beach next to the Marina Bandar Al Rowdha today

The Duke of Cambridge speaks with with Omani fishermen at the Marina Bandar al Rowdha in Muscat today

The Duke of Cambridge speaks with with Omani fishermen at the Marina Bandar al Rowdha in Muscat today

William chatted to the fishermen alongside traditional fishing skiffs in the 80F (27C) heat in Muscat this morning

William chatted to the fishermen alongside traditional fishing skiffs in the 80F (27C) heat in Muscat this morning

The 37-year-old royal looked at ease on the last day of his four-day tour of Kuwait and Oman as he drank lime juice today

The 37-year-old royal looked at ease on the last day of his four-day tour of Kuwait and Oman as he drank lime juice today

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