His Royal Highness Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, will arrive in Tel Aviv on the 25th of June, marking the start of the first official Royal visit to Israel, Kensington Palace announced on Thursday.
The Duke of Cambridge will arrive in Jordan on the 24th June, and spend the 25th and 26th in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. The official itinerary includes a visit to Ramallah in the West Bank on the 27th, and the trip will conclude in Jerusalem on the 28th.
While this will be the first official Royal visit to Israel, Prince Charles was in the country in 2016, representing the Royal Family at the funeral of former Israeli Prime Minister and President Shimon Peres.
Last night, the Prince of Wales attended a concert at the Royal Albert Hall celebrating Israel’s 70th birthday. Multiple speeches referenced to his son’s upcoming trip, including those made by Cabinet Minister Rt. Hon. David Lidington MP and Israeli Ambassador to the UK, H.E. Mark Regev.
Ambassador Regev said: “We Jews haven’t had royalty of our own since biblical times so we are naturally excited by this visit. All of Israel will unite in welcoming Prince William with a very warm shalom”.