Prince William recreates Kate Middleton childhood photo in Jordan

Prince William recreates Kate Middleton childhood photo in Jordan

Prince William recreates Kate Middleton childhood photo in Jordan

When he saw the photo at the ruins, the Duke of Cambridge told the Jordanian Prince Al-Hussein bin Abdullad II, who was taking him on a tour, 'Michael's looking very smart in his flip-flops'.

Yad Vashem's Chairman Avner Shalev will accompany Prince William who will participate in a memorial ceremony in the Hall of Remembrance, visit the Children's Memorial, and sign the Yad Vashem Guest Book.

Britain's Prince William speaks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara during a meeting at the prime minister's residence in Jerusalem, June 26, 2018.

Speaking before William's visit, Alexander, freshly back from a bicycle ride that retraced his life-saving voyage as a toddler, said he was chosen to meet the prince as the youngest member of the Kindertransport. Bearing witness then - as with this visit to Yad Vashem in Israel today - sends a powerful message to the world: we must never forget.

Moments earlier, Paul Alexander and Henry Foner - who were among the 10,000 children who found refuge from the Nazis in the United Kingdom as part of the Kindertransport rescue - spoke to His Royal Highness about their experiences.

The Duke of Cambridge is commemorating the millions of Jews who died during the Second World War on a visit to Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Centre in Jerusalem.

Yad Vashem, whose Hebrew name literally means a monument and a name, is dedicated to preserving the memory of the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis and of the many Gentiles who aided them.

On Wednesday night the Duke will speak at a reception at the British Consulate in East Jerusalem where Netanyahu is also expected to be present.

He will stay in Jerusalem at the King David Hotel, former headquarters of the British administration during the mandate in Palestine before the creation of the State of Israel in 1948.

The trip is at the behest of the British government.

During the visit, which Britain has described as non-political, William is also scheduled to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Palestinian youngsters in the occupied West Bank.

While on tour in Jordan on Monday, William visited the ruins of the Roman city of Jerash, where Kate went to as child when her family lived in Jordan.

"In a sense, in challenging times it's all the more important that friends of the region show their interest, show their engagement for the long term, and I think that's exactly what Prince William will be able to do", Britain's consul general in Jerusalem, Philip Hall, told Reuters.

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