Prince William to become first Royal to visit Palestine

Prince William

Prince William is to become the first British Royal to make an official visit to the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Israel.

The Duke of Cambridge is scheduled to go there in the summer as part of a Middle East tour that will also include 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”.

Meanwhile, Foreign Office minister Alistair Burt said it was an “important and unique opportunity to promote diplomatic and cultural ties in the region”.

In 2016, William’s father, Prince Charles, attended the funeral of ex-Israeli president and prime minister Shimon Peres, but it was not considered a formal royal visit.

Last year, it was reported there were plans for Charles to visit Israel in an official capacity but the trip was apparently cancelled over fears it would anger the UK’s Arab allies.

The Queen’s cousin, the Duke of Gloucester, visited the St John eye clinic in the Occupied Palestinian Territories in 2007, but this was not considered an official visit.

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