Ending a full day in Israel, the Duke of Cambridge, speaking at a reception in the Brisih ambassador’s residence, praised UK-Israel cooperation “in the economy, in science and in security … two open societies that thrive on innovation, diversity, talent and excellence.” After a visit to Tel Aviv beach, he also hailed “an essential vibrancy to this country.” The prince spent time with Prime Minister Binyamin and President Reuven Rivlin, after visiting Yad Vashem where he laid a wreath and said, “We all have a responsibility to remember and teach future generations about the horror of the past so that they can never reoccur. May the millions of Jewish people remembered by Yad Vashem never be forgotten. And I commit myself to doing this. I am honored that my own great grandmother is one of these Righteous Among the Nations.”
On Wednesday, William visits the Old City and Ramallah to meet Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.