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Old 06-27-2018, 07:15 PM
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I would say this has been a success for William. I am glad it was.
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Old 06-27-2018, 09:36 PM
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Blessed are the peacemakers comes to mind for me watching William on this tour. He is very much a future king but yet still William, the man. Warmly received wherever he went, able to just be himself with those he met, taking time to send home a romantic, thoughtful gesture on top of meeting with and having discussions with the top representatives of each country.

He's got a diplomacy down and his public relations skills are finely tuned. His grandmother has a lot to be proud of in her grandson.
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Court Circular 27th June:
The Duke of Cambridge today carried out the following engagements in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

His Royal Highness this morning visited a coffee kiosk on Rothschild Boulevard, Tel Aviv-Jaffa.

The Duke of Cambridge afterwards viewed Israeli technology demonstrations at Beit Ha’ir Museum, 27 Bialik Street, Tel Aviv-Jaffa.

His Royal Highness subsequently attended an Israeli Civil Society Reception at Beit Ha’ir Museum.

The Duke of Cambridge was later received by The Palestinian President at the Presidency, Al Isral Street, Ramallah.

His Royal Highness this afternoon visited Jalazone Health Clinic, Jalazone Refugee Camp, North Ramallah.

The Duke of Cambridge subsequently visited Jalazone Girls’ School, Jalazone Refugee Camp.

His Royal Highness afterwards attended a Cultural Festival at the Ramallah Municipality City Hall, Issa Ziadeh Street, Ramallah.

The Duke of Cambridge this evening attended a Reception given by Her Majesty’s Consul-General for Jerusalem (Mr Philip Hall) at the British Consulate, 15 Ragheb Nashashibi Street, Sheikh Jarrah, Jerusalem.
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Old 06-28-2018, 12:50 AM
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What an amazing job he has done. That man has guts just get him home now to his family
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Old 06-28-2018, 01:17 AM
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WOW, all I can say is my admiration and respect for William just keeps growing each day and he is showing such remarkable qualities for being king in the future. The making of a king we are seeing here first hand and this is part of the history of England in all it's glory. How proud his father, grandmother, grandfather and his mother above must be of him..
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Old 06-28-2018, 02:26 AM
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I’ve always wondered if perhaps us and the Palestinians would be able to find peace and a middle ground if countries like the US and UK stayed out.
As someone born and raised in a deeply divided society, with ancient enmities often spilling over into violence, I would guess that if left alone the two sides would only make things worse. The 'zero-sum' nature of these conflicts means that the 2 sides cannot make significant progress without the presence of some sort of independent(ish) third parties who have the means to support some sort of an accommodation financially and militarily.

At some point, everyone has to stop blaming the decisions and mistakes of decades or centuries past for anything and everything and make a definitive effort to look to the future. At least, that's what we've tried to do in our bit of the world, with very mixed success. The number of deaths from violence related to the conflict has massively reduced at least, thankfully.
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Old 06-28-2018, 04:26 AM
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Prince William prayed at the most sacred site accessible to Jews today when he visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City.

With a yarmulke - also known as a kippah or skull cap - on his head, the Duke of Cambridge placed a written prayer on a folded piece of paper into one of the cracks in the wall, held his right hand against the ancient stones and spent around a minute in quiet contemplation with his eyes shut.

William was escorted around the holy site by Britain's Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis and the rabbi of the Western Wall, Shmuel Rabinovitch, on the last day of his historic visit to the Middle East.

A large crowd of Jewish worshippers watched him as he prayed. One man shouted out: 'We love you' as the prince prayed.

The Western Wall is the most sacred site accessible to Jews as it is the only remaining part of the Temple, held to be uniquely holy in Judaism.
Read more: Prince William gazes over sun-bathed Old City of Jerusalem | Daily Mail Online

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Old 06-28-2018, 05:55 AM
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Prince William visits Al-Jalzoun refugee camp in West Bank

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Old 06-28-2018, 08:16 AM
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Video 1: Prince William visits the Western Wall in Jerusalem

Video 2: Prince William visits his great grandmother's tomb in Jerusalem



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Old 06-28-2018, 09:05 AM
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Great-great-grandmother, I suppose (Princess Alice of Battenberg, wife of Prince Andrew of Greece).
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Old 06-28-2018, 09:08 AM
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As Philip is William's grandfather, Philip's mother, Alice would be William's great grandmother.
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So finally Alice had a visit from her son, her grandson and her great-grandson ...
Wonderful tribune to quite a lady !
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Old 06-28-2018, 10:33 AM
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I've been following this trip a great deal because of my familial ties and work in the region and have been pleased with William. There were some tough spots in Israel with some who should know better trying to draw William into a situation but he deftly handled them. There were some moments I wasn't as keen on but I won't get into politics here.

On a superficial note, I did love seeing him in a non-blue suit lol.

I have found that William has really come into his own the past year. I've actually started to like him! Will wonders never cease?
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Old 06-28-2018, 10:45 AM
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I wonder, if he will visit the places, where Jesus was born and laid to rest.


Probably not... But he should! His Grandmother is Head of a christian denomination at last.
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Old 06-28-2018, 11:16 AM
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I think HM must be very pleased with the growth and trajectory of the monarchy right now. Harry (finally settled down) and William are now fully entrenched in their working royal positions. Harry taking on a more substative role with the Commonwealth is allowing William to grow into a more serious stage of training on an international stage - with the European countries amid Brexit (and soft diplomacy), Williams trip to China and now this delicate trip to the Middle East.

As much as I love watching the Cambridges on parade on these tours, I think William travelling solo added more gravitas to this tour. The more successful he is in assuming these diplomatic sofourns on behalf of the government, the more that will allow Charles to take on more of HMs responsibilities.

oh to be a fly on the wall this weekend at Windsor to hear the debriefing of the trip between HM and William
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Old 06-28-2018, 11:23 AM
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Prince William pays visit to tomb of his great-grandmother Princess Alice | Daily Mail Online

I highly recommend Hugo Vickers's biography about Princess Alice.
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Old 06-28-2018, 12:19 PM
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Here are some photos of HRH The Duke in Jerusalem

https://www.ppe-agency.com/show.php?...06-2018%20Duke
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Old 06-28-2018, 02:40 PM
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A very successful trip, I’d say. William was impeccable from start to finish.

I don’t know about his personality in private, but, as a working royal, William reminds me more and more of his grandmother The Queen in style. He’s got the same calm, unflappable manner, although he seems somewhat more outgoing. I think with both of them you know exactly what you’re going to get. No muss, no fuss, no unpredictable behaviour, no controversy.

I think if William continues in this manner he’ll come to enjoy the same sort of respect his grandmother does, both at home and abroad, which is no small thing.
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Old 06-28-2018, 03:03 PM
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Prince William visits the Church of the Holy Sepulchre



Prince William visits al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem

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Old 06-28-2018, 03:28 PM
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Very moving to see....
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