The Duke of Cambridge has embarked on his historic five-day tour of the Middle East, and has disclosed that the Duchess of Cambridge was "very upset" to miss out on his visit to Jordan because holds very fond memories of the country after living there as a child.
Prince William began his visit to Israel on Tuesday with an emotional tour of the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, a soccer game with Arab and Jewish youth and an introduction to Tel Aviv's vibrant start-up scene.
She said Israeli and Palestinian officials had pointed out to her it was a highly politicised place so people would be scrutinising his every step and every comment.
At a meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, the prince, on a visit described by Britain as non-political, said he hoped "peace in the area can be achieved".
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 prince also spoke at Yad Vashem with two men who survived the Nazi genocide through British intervention.
Prince William made sure to take a photo of himself in the same location as his wife some thirty years ago, and it will surely be shown to the couple's three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis when he returns to Kensington Palace in a few days.More news: Romelu Lukaku grabs two, picks up injury vs Tunisia
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.
Princess Alice was recognized as one of the "righteous among nations", gentiles who rescued Jews, by Yad Vashem in 1993. He is expected to tour the Western Wall, Muslim and Christian holy sites, and occupied Palestinian territories.
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.
"When I put my foot on English soil for the first time, it was like I had been reborn, because I left Nazi Germany and was received by the British people and I have an enormous debt of the thanks to the British people", Alexander told Reuters.
While in Israel, William will visit Yad Vashem, Israel's official memorial to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust.
Today, William will travel to Jerusalem, a history-making move denoting the first time a member of the British royal family has visited Israel on the government's behalf.