Prince William visits Jerash and recreates the Duchess of Cambridge's childhood picture

Prince William visits Jerash and recreates the Duchess of Cambridge's childhood picture

Prince William began the first-ever official royal visit to Israel on Tuesday with an emotional visit to Jerusalem's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and a meeting with two survivors who escaped Nazi Germany for the safety of Britain. He is expected to tour the Western Wall, Muslim and Christian holy sites, and occupied Palestinian territories.

Until now it had been British policy not to make an official royal visit until the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is resolved.

Other members of the royal family, such as the Dukes of Gloucester or Kent, cousins of the Queen, have made official visits to Israel in the past.

The children greeted the William and the Jordanian crown prince in the amphitheatre of Jerash, where they showed off some of their art work, including paintings.

Netanyahu on Monday issued a statement ahead of Prince William's visit, welcoming him on behalf of the citizens of Israel.

In a 1994 visit to Yad Vashem, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, planted a tree there in his mother's honor.

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Another person said: "If that video would end with the father giving the priest a very strong bitch slap it would be ideal ". The bawling baby is being held by its mother when the elderly priest takes a grip of its head with his hand.

Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev, who guided the Duke of Cambridge through the museum's exhibitions detailing Nazi Germany's genocide of 6 million Jews during World War II, said the prince was very curious and emotional as he stopped to inquire about various elements of the Holocaust.

In remarks to legislators on Monday before William's arrival in Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said "we will of course welcome the prince" on "a historic visit", and he paid tribute to Princess Alice, as one of the "righteous among the nations" who saved Jewish lives during the Holocaust.

Britain captured Palestine from the Ottoman empire in 1917 during World War One and administered the territory under global mandate until 1948, pulling out a day before Israel declared independence.

He is also due to meet the Palestinian Authority president, Mahmoud Abbas, in Ramallah in the West Bank. The pair later watched the England-Panama World Cup match together.

Kate, also 36, is on maternity leave from royal duties after giving birth to the couple's third child, Louis, in April. That tour took them to the archaeological site of Jerash, a first century Roman city that Middleton visited with her sister, Pippa, when she was four years old and the family lived in Jordan.

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