Britain's Prince William will hold talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas during a visit to the Middle East on which he will also meet Syrian refugees, his spokesman said today.
The Duke of Cambridge is the first royal to make an official visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories on behalf of the British government, on a tour from June 24 to 28 that starts in Jordan.
In Jordan, William, second in line to the throne, will meet young Syrian refugees and stay at the private residence of King Abdullah II.
However, there are no current plans to meet the sovereign and Queen Rania as the focus of the Jordan leg is on building relations with 23-year-old Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah. In Israel, he will visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and lay a wreath on June 26.