Prince William’s moment of reflection at the Kotel

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Prince William’s moment of reflection at the Kotel

The Duke of Cambridge has visited the Western Wall on the final morning of his historic Middle East tour, joined by Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis.

Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge at the Western Wall
Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge at the Western Wall

Prince William has visited the Western Wall on the final morning of his historic Middle East tour, as several barmitzvah celebrations continued all around him.

The Duke of Cambridge was joined by Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis at Judaism’s holiest site, where he placed a note in the Wall.

As is traditional, he placed his hand in the wall in silent reflection, before walking a few steps backwards.

He arrived at the Kotel after touring the Temple Mount, and he will also see the Church of the Holy Sepulcre – the final stop of the first ever official Royal visit to Israel and the Palestinian Territories.

The Duke’s day also saw him lay flowers at the grave of his great grandmother Princess Alice, who saved a family of Jews during the Shoah. She was later recognised as Righteous Among the Nations.

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