Duke lays wreath at Israel's Holocaust memorial

Duke lays wreath at Israel's Holocaust memorial

Duke lays wreath at Israel's Holocaust memorial

After the tour, the prince was greeted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, at their official residence in Jerusalem against the backdrop of the British and the Israeli flags.

"I don't expect many Israelis to stream out on to the streets and greet the auto of Prince William".

After recreating the picture himself with the Crown Prince, William said: "Need to come back with the family for this shot".

Princess Alice was recognized as one of the "righteous among nations", gentiles who rescued Jews, by Yad Vashem in 1993. On Monday, June 25, William visited the archaeological site of Jerash in Jordan, where Kate at age four posed for a photo with her younger sister Pippa Middleton and their father Michael.

It said: "Princess Alice personally saw to it that the members of the persecuted Jewish family had everything they needed, and even visited them in their hiding place, spending many hours in their company".

The Duke of Cambridge is commemorating the millions of Jews who died during the Second World War on a visit to Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Centre in Jerusalem.

When she Wednesday Prince William in 2011, the pair became the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.


The Duke of Cambridge (centre) views the Hall of Names with Ephraim Mirvis (left), chief rabbi in the United Kingdom, during a visit to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial and Museum in Jerusalem, Israel's official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, as part of his tour of the Middle East.

Sharing the moment were Holocaust survivors, including two, Henry Foner, 86, and Paul Alexander, 80, who were among the thousands of Jewish children taken to Britain in safety on the Kindertransport.

Three decades of British rule between the two world wars helped establish some of the fault lines of today's Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and Britain's withdrawal in 1948 led to the eventual establishment of Israel and Jordan, where the prince kicked off the five-day Mideast tour on Sunday.

In the evening the duke will give a speech at a reception at the residence of Britains Ambassador to Israel David Quarrey before returning to Jerusalem.

After his visit to the Holocaust museum, Prince William is meeting Netanyahu and Rivlin before travelling to Jaffa in Tel Aviv to attend a soccer game at the Golan Stadium with the participation of Jewish and Arab children. The Palestinians claim east Jerusalem as their future capital.

Although not confirmed, local Israeli media have been speculating about Prince William visiting the three major religious sites in Jerusalem; the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount, and the Western Wall.

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