Prince William’s has now completed his historic visit to Israel – the first ever official visit by a member of the British Royal Family.

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THE END OF AN HISTORIC TRIP

Prince William has departed from Israel, bringing to an end an incredible and historic trip

 

IN JERUSALEM’S OLD CITY

 

Prince William has concluded his tour of the Old City with a visit to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

Prince William has taken a stroll through the  Old City shared here by an excited onlooker

Prince William becomes the first ever member of the British Royal Family to pray at the Western Wall

Early today Prince William visited the Temple Mount

William has started the day with a visit to the Mount of Olives where he paid respects to the grave of his great-grandmother Princess Alice.

 

WEDNESDAY

IN RAMALLAH

Kensington Palace thanks people of Ramallah

Prince William is visiting a street festival in Ramallah

 

Prince William has met with Mahmoud Abbas

11:17 (13:17) The Duke of Cambridge arrives at the office of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas

 

MEETING NETTA

09:32 (11:32) The crowds are out this morning in Tel Aviv for the surprise meeting between Prince William and Eurovision winner, Netta Barzilai

Earlier this morning, Prince William visited the newly renovated Beit Ha’ir Museum where he met with mental health and environmental activists

TUESDAY

Prince William gave address at a special reception in Tel Aviv hosted by the British Ambassador to Israel

 

IN TEL AVIV VISITING THE BEACH!

The Duke is now sharing watermelon with surfers 

The huge crowds gave the Prince a very warm reception

 

15:00 (17:00) Prince William is at the beautiful Frishman beach in Tel Aviv viewing volleyball with the mayor

 

IN JAFFA VISITING CHARITIES

Prince William is meeting children involved in a cross-community project promoting Jewish-Arab coexistence in Jaffa

 

AT PRESIDENT RIVLIN’S RESIDENCE

More images of the Duke of Cambridge’s visit with President Rivlin

President Rivlin, who is a Liverpool supporter, seemed delighted with the shirt, signed by Steven Gerrard, which was presented to him by Prince William.

Prince William: “I’m looking forward to getting to meet as many Israelis as possible – and understand Israeli history and culture in the next few days” 

President Reuven Rivlin, speaking to Prince William, said he asks the prince to bring PA President Mahmoud Abbas a “message of peace” when the pair meet later this week.

11:12 (13:12) Prince William has arrived for a meeting with President Reuven Rivlin

President Reuven Rivlin greeted Prince William, recalling how he was born a British citizen and went to school on King George Street.

“We appreciate the connection between our two peoples and our two states,” he said, joking that Israeli soccer teams are not up to par with their English counterparts.

AT PM NETANYAHU’S RESIDENCE

More footage and images of behind the scenes at the Prime Minister’s residence

Prince William in Jerusalem meeting Prime Minister Netanyahu

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Posted by Christians United for Israel – UK on Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Prime Minister and his wife, together with Prince William, met with descendants of Haimaki & Rachel Cohen, who were saved during the Holocaust by Princess Alice, the Prince’s great-grandmother.

10:24 (12:24) Prime Minister Netanyahu and his wife Sara have greeted Prince William at their residence in Jerusalem

AT YAD VASHEM HOLOCAUST MUSEUM

Prince William wrote a personal message in the Yad Vashem visitor’s book

Following his trip to Yad Vashem, where he toured the museum, laid a wreath in the hall of remembrance, and met two survivors from the Kindertransport, William wrote in the guest book that his visit was “profoundly moving.”

“I’m honoured that my own great grandmother is one of these righteous among the nations. We must never forget the Holocaust – the murder of 6 million men, women & children, simply because they were Jewish.”

Prince William lays a wreath to honour Jews murdered in the Holocaust

The Duke of Cambridge met Paul Minikes-Alexander and Henry Foner, survivors of the Holocaust and the Kindertransport

Must watch: Henry Foner says he owes the UK his life

The Duke is joined by the UK’s Chief Rabbi 

08:18 (10:18) Prince William arrives at Yad Vashem

 

MONDAY

16:17 (18:17) Prince William has landed in Israel, becoming the first member of the British Royal Family to do so in an official capacity

The kettle is on. President Rivlin plans to receive the Duke of Cambridge in the most British way possible

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