Kensington Palace has announced The Duke of Cambridge will visit Jordan, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories next month.
This visit is at the request of the British Government and has been welcomed by the Jordanian, Israeli, and Palestinian authorities.
Prince William is the first member of the Royal Family to make an official visit to Israel during its 70-year-history where he will meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Reuven Rivlin and Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
His father, Prince Charles, grandfather Prince Philip and uncle Prince Edward have made private visits to Israel in the past, including visits to Princess Alice’s grave at the Mount of Olives.
On the other hand, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visited Jordan in 1984.
Prince William’s itinerary
- Sunday, 24 June – Arrive in Amman, Jordan.
- Monday, 25 June – Amman and Jerash, Jordan. Depart for Tel Aviv, Israel.
- Tuesday, 26 June – Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Israel
- Wednesday, 27 June – Tel Aviv, Ramallah and Jerusalem, Israel
- Thursday, 28 June – Jerusalem, Israel.
Further details of the Duke of Cambridge’s programme will be announced in due course.
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