HRH The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, travelled to Israel this week in the first official Royal visit in the Jewish State’s 70-year history. The trip, which began in Jordan on Sunday, also featured a visit to the West Bank.
The Duke of Cambridge’s diverse itinerary included meetings with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as a football match with young Israeli Jews and Arabs in Jaffa, a visit to Tel Aviv beach, a sightseeing tour of the Old City of Jerusalem, and even a walk in Tel Aviv with Netta, Israel’s Eurovision 2018 winner.
On his final morning, the Duke of Cambridge concluded his historic visit with a sightseeing tour of the Old City of Jerusalem.
He was briefed on the history of the city at a viewpoint on the Mount of Olives, before visiting the Russian Orthodox Church of Mary Magdalene and laying flowers at the tomb of his great-grandmother Princess Alice.
The Duke of Cambridge visited the Western Wall with Chief Rabbi Mirvis, and placed a note between its stones, pausing for a moment of reflection.
Prince William also visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the Temple Mount. The Temple Mount is the holiest site in Judaism, where the two destroyed Jewish Temples were located, and the complex contains the Dome of the Rock as well as the al-Aqsa Mosque, which is considered to be the third holiest site in Islam.
Read our full write-up of the visit here.