In Pictures: Duke visits Jerusalem’s sacred sites
The visit came on the last day of the duke’s historic five-day tour of the Middle East.
The Duke of Cambridge has visited the Western Wall – the holiest site in Judaism as it is the last remnant of Herod’s temple – on the final day of his tour of the Middle East.
William, wearing a kippah, or skull cap, as a mark of respect, approached the landmark and followed the centuries-old tradition of placing a written prayer in a crack in the wall.
Earlier in the day he made a poignant pilgrimage to the final resting place in Jerusalem of his great-grandmother, Princess Alice.
History is made as the Chief Rabbi accompanies HRH The Duke of Cambridge to the Western Wall in Jerusalem - standing at the epicentre of the Jewish world. pic.twitter.com/DrdMP158xO— Chief Rabbi Mirvis (@chiefrabbi) June 28, 2018
The Duke of Cambridge visits the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem. pic.twitter.com/u2hQ19Bgyi— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) June 28, 2018
The Duke of Cambridge visits the Dome of the Rock. pic.twitter.com/20NJAxBaXa— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) June 28, 2018