Ditch the suit and tie, avoid spicy food, and bring your own tea bags, British-Israelis were keen to offer vital tips to Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, who arrives in Israel on June 25th, for the first-ever state visit by a member of the British royal family.
To find out more of their advice, click on the video above.
During his visit next week, Kensington Palace announced that the duke will go to Jaffa to watch a soccer match between children and teens involved in two organizations focused on coexistence: the Equalizer and the Peres Center for Peace. He also will speak with youth involved in projects at the Peres Center.
“The non-political nature of His Royal Highness’s role – in common with all Royal visits overseas – allows a spotlight to be brought to bear on the people of the region: their cultures, their young people, their aspirations, and their experiences,” the palace statement read.
“The Duke’s goal will be to meet as many people from as many walks of life as possible – and to use the spotlight that his visit will bring to celebrate their hopes for the future.”
Prince William is scheduled to meet with senior political and religious leaders in Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Authority territories between June 24 and 28. He will be received at the official residences of Israel’s president and prime minister.
“During the visit, the Duke will meet young entrepreneurs, view vibrant tech and media sectors, witness historic cultures being protected and interpreted for the 21st century, and meet people from a wide variety of backgrounds – including refugees – with a particular focus on young people” in all three areas.
The palace released only part of the itinerary for Israel.
A visit to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem will be accompanied by British Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis. “His Royal Highness will receive a short tour of the museum before meeting with a survivor of the Holocaust and the Kindertransport who will share their personal experiences with him,” according to the statement.
Though the duke will lodge at Jerusalem’s historic King David Hotel before departing on June 28, he will be in Tel Aviv for several events including a reception hosted by British Ambassador to Israel David Quarrey.
At the Beit Ha’ir Museum in the newly renovated Old City Hall of Tel Aviv, four startup companies will make presentations to the prince followed by a reception where he will meet young people involved in youth activism, social impact and the environment.
Prince William will speak at a reception at the residence of the British Consul General in Jerusalem and will visit the Mount of Olives to receive a briefing on the history and geography of Jerusalem’s Old City and to pay his respects at the tomb of his great-grandmother, Princess Alice.
“The Duke is looking forward to building a real and enduring relationship with the people of the region,” Kensington Palace announced.
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