American reality television star Kim Kardashian has touched down in Armenia for a trip to her ancestral homeland, with rapper husband Kanye West also coming along for the ride.
Kardashian, who also traveled with her sister Khloe and daughter North, was treated to a royal welcome at the Zvartnots International Airport, according to photos published Wednesday by the Daily Mail.
Women wearing traditional Armenian dress greeted the family, offering bread and salt to their visitors — a tradition usually reserved for dignitaries, the Daily Mail reported.
The Kardashian-West family then traveled to the city's Marriott Hotel, where they were met by cheering crowds.
“Armenia we are here!!!!! We are so grateful to be here & start this journey of a lifetime! Thank you to everyone who greeted us! I can't wait to explore our country and have some yummy food!,” Kardashian wrote on her Instagram page.
The trip will be a chance for Kardashian to “see my heritage and learn about my ancestors,” she said in a separate Instagram post. Her father, Robert Kardashian, was born into an Armenian-American family in the United States.
Kardashian also has ties to a number of other countries through her ancestors.
British Prime Minister David Cameron revealed in an interview last month with Heat magazine that he is the 13th cousin removed of Kim Kardashian.
Cameron, who is currently running for a second term in office, is reportedly related to the Kardashians through a shared ancestor called Sir William Spencer, who was born in Britain in 1555, Heat said.