Belfast Telegraph

Home News UK

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 during a visit to the Western Wall (PA)
The Duke of Cambridge during a visit to the Western Wall (PA)

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.

The Duke placed a written prayer in the wall (Tim Rooke/PA)
He then lay his hand on the ancient stones (Tim Rooke/PA)
William was accompanied by the UK’s chief rabbi Ephraim Mirvis (right) (Tim Rooke/PA)
Earlier in the day he visited the Mount of Olives, which gives a view over Jerusalem’s Old City (Robin Nunn/PA)
The Duke of Cambridge also visited the Church of Holy Sepulchre (Ian Vogler/Daily Mirror/PA)
Prayer candles were lit inside (Ian Vogler/Daily Mirror/PA)
William also visited the Church of St Mary Magdalene where he paid his respects at the tomb of his great-grandmother (Arthur Edwards/PA)
Both the Duke of Edinburgh and the Prince of Wales have made previous visits here (Arthur Edwards/PA)

Press Association


From Belfast Telegraph