London — Kensington Palace has announced that Prince William will visit Israel and the Palestinian territories at the end of June.
He will be the first British royal to make an official visit there.
The prince will begin his 24 to 28 June trip in Amman, Jordan, then travel to Jerash in Jordan; Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in Israel; and Ramallah in the West Bank.
Further details about The Duke of Cambridge’s visit to Jordan, Israel, and the Occupied Palestinian Territories have been announced: https://t.co/qgSnyBwNJ5— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 25, 2018
No British royal has ever made an official visit to Israel, whose occupation of the Palestinian territories is considered illegal by the UK. William's father, Prince Charles, attended the 2016 funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres in a private capacity.
This is also the first official royal visit to the Palestinian territories. It comes at the British government's request.
The visit is at the request of Her Majesty's Government and has been welcomed by the Jordanian, Israeli, and Palestinian authorities.— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 25, 2018
The trip was announced earlier this year, but the dates and destinations were disclosed Friday.