According to the Rabbi of the Western Wall, the UK embassy in Israel is considering arranging for the prince to visit the holy site.
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Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, may visit the Western Wall during his trip to Israel later this month. This has been confirmed by Rabbi Shmuel Rabinovitch, the Rabbi of the Western Wall, during a press briefing.
Rabbi Rabinovitch said the UK embassy in Israel is considering arranging for the prince to visit the holy site and have sent representatives to examine the security requirements.
“As a religious Jew I don’t think we need anyone to recognize that the Western Wall is ours,” Rabbi Rabinovitch said, adding that he “respects the prince” but “my job is to make sure future generations are aware of the wall’s heritage.”
In a statement on Monday, the Kensington Palace said Prince William’s day “in the Occupied Palestinian Territories will begin with a short briefing on the history and geography of Jerusalem’s Old City from a viewing point at the Mount of Olives. From here His Royal Highness will travel a short distance to the Church of St Mary Magdalene where he will pay his respects at the tomb of his great-grandmother, Princess Alice.”