Prince William Attending Ex-Girlfriend Jecca Craig's Wedding in Africa Easter Weekend

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attends the annual Tusk Trust Conservation awards at Claridge's Hotel on November 24, 2015. Credit: Jeff Spicer - WPA Pool/Getty Images

From flames to friends. Prince William, who's currently in Africa performing royal duties, will attend the wedding of his ex-girlfriend Jecca Craig on Friday, March 25. Meanwhile, his wife, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, will remain home in Norfolk with their two kids, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, over Easter weekend.

Kensington Palace announced this week that the Duke of Cambridge, 33, would be in Kenya from Thursday, March 24 through Easter weekend on Sunday, March 27. Part of Prince William's visit included a face-to-face meeting with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to discuss foreign relations.

According to the Palace's release, the goal of the meeting is "to deepen relations between the two countries on a broad range of topics including defense and security, and conservation." Kensington Palace added: "The remainder of this short visit to the country will be private."

William will be traveling from there to Isiolo, Kenya, where he will attend the nuptials of Craig, 34, and Professor Jonathan Baillie. The wedding will be held inside Baillie's 55,000-acre family estate, Lewa, which is also the oldest wildlife sanctuary and private safari in the country.

The Duke's friendship with Craig is decades old. The two were first linked together when they were teens during William's gap year after graduating from Eton. They remained good friends, and Craig even attended Will and Kate's fairy-tale royal wedding in 2011 with her then-boyfriend, Captain Philip Kaye.

Craig also accompanied Will and Prince Harry during a weekend hunting trip in Spain in February 2014, where the group was snapped joking and laughing together at the Seville airport.

While Prince William attends Craig's nuptials, his wife, Kate, will be celebrating Princess Charlotte's first Easter.

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