The couple, their daughter North, and Kim's sister Khloe were treated like royalty as they dashed through crowds of fans upon landing in the Kardashians' ancestral homeland.

Local TV news networks interrupted shows to broadcast the family's arrival in the capital Yerevan live.

Kim and company are in the country to pay tribute to victims of the Armenian genocide. The nation will mark the 100th anniversary of killings by Ottoman Turks on 24 April (15).

Footage from the clan's Armenian visit will appear in an upcoming episode of reality TV show Keeping Up With the Kardashians.