'The Duke of Cambridge is to walk a personal and political tightrope during his trip to the Middle East this month, fitting visits to his great-grandmother’s grave and his wife’s childhood home around meetings with Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas.
The Duke, who will travel without his wife and children, will meet political and religious leaders during ongoing tensions in the area, in the Royal family’s first official trip to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
The five day trip will see him focus on amplifying the voices of youngsters, putting a “spotlight” on their ambitions, culture and hopes for the future, with aides saying he hopes to build a “real and enduring relationship with the people of the region”.
Beginning in Jordan, he will visit the Jerash archaeological site where a young Kate Middleton was photographed posing in the sunshine when she lived there with her family for a short time.
The visit will end with a trip to the Mount of Olives, where the Duke will visit the grave of his great-grandmother, Princess Alice. The Duke of Edinburgh has previously visited the grave, belonging to his mother, privately, as has the Prince of Wales.'
Read more: Prince William's Middle East tour to include trips to family grave, Kate Middleton's former home, and meetings with Netanyahu and Abbas
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