Prince William becomes first royal to mark official visit to Israel

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New Delhi, May 25 (ANI): Prince William will become the first member of the royal family to make an official visit to Israel and Palestine. Kensington Place announced that William, second-in-line to the British throne, will tour Jordan, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories next month. His trip begins on June 24 in Amman, and includes stops in Tel Aviv and Ramallah before concluding in Jerusalem on June 28, People magazine confirmed. William's visit marks the first time a member of the royal family has traveled to Israel on official business. Earlier, in 1994, Prince Phillip went for a Yad Vashem ceremony honoring his mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg, who saved Jews during the Holocaust by opening the doors of her palace in Greece. In 2016, Prince Charles attended the funeral of former Israel President Shimon Peres. Further, Queen Elizabeth's cousins the Duke of Kent and the Duke of Gloucester made unofficial visits to Israel in 1998 and 2007.

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