Kensington Palace announced yesterday that His Royal Highness Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, will visit Israel this summer – the first official visit to the country by a member of the British Royal Family.
The Duke of Cambridge will also be visiting the Palestinian Authority and Jordan. Kensington Palace said the tour was “at the request of Her Majesty’s government and has been welcomed by the Israeli, Jordanian and Palestinian authorities”.
It is unlikely that the Duchess of Cambridge will be join her husband as she is due to give birth to their third child in April.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu described the visit as “historic”, adding: “He will be welcomed here with great affection”.
Middle East Minister Rt. Hon. Alistair Burt MP said it was an “important and unique opportunity to promote diplomatic and cultural ties in the region”.