JERUSALEM (JTA) — Britain’s Prince William placed a note between the stones of the Western Wall and spent several moments there in prayer as part of a visit to the Old City of Jerusalem.
The Duke of Cambridge visits the Western Wall. pic.twitter.com/sNQrAusPzh — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) June 28, 2018
The prince wore a blue kippa during his visit to the site on Thursday morning, the last day of his three-day visit to Israel. “May the God of peace bless this region and all the world with peace,” he wrote in the Western Wall guestbook at the end of his visit, which was livestreamed on the Western Wall’s official Facebook page. He was accompanied on the visit by British Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis.
The prince also visited the Temple Mount and was permitted to enter the Dome of the Rock shrine, which is usually not permitted for non-Muslims. He also visited the Al-Aksa mosque at the site.
He also received an overview of the area at a site overlooking the Mount of Olives and visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Earlier on Thursday, the prince paid his respects at the grave of his great-grandmother Princess Alice of Battenberg, who rescued a Jewish family during the Holocaust, and was buried in Jerusalem at her request.
This story "Prince William Leaves Note At Western Wall" was written by JTA.