William Wraps Up His Middle Eastern Tour in Jerusalem

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And that’s a wrap on the Duke of Cambridge’s Middle Eastern tour! As I noted last night, I haven’t been able to give this trip as much attention as it deserved, but the task handed to the second-in-line to the throne was a weighty one and there was ample room for him to inadvertently say the wrong thing at the wrong time. Historically, the British Royal Family’s stance on conflict between Israel and Palestine has been that they wouldn’t weigh in until a resolution had been reached – and while that’s very royal, it’s not particularly useful or reflective of reality.

William’s presence in both Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories is a marked course-correction and he took on a jam-packed schedule full of intense, high-profile meetings without breaking a sweat. He did a wonderful job this week and now that it’s come to a close, I’m actually a bit grateful that the Duchess didn’t join him, even though she was missed. Handling this solo allowed the spotlight to remain on him, not Kate’s fashion or candid remarks about their children. This week, I think even his critics will have to agree, he appeared like a future monarch.

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William Tours Tel Aviv, Ramallah & Jerusalem

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It’s been a whirlwind two days for the Duke of Cambridge, so let’s pick up where we left off on Monday, with him touching down in Israel and marking the first official visit from a member of the British Royal Family.

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Royal Roundup: William’s Middle East Trip & the Sussexes’ First Tour

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Oookay, we’re going to keep this short and sweet, but I wanted to quickly cover off on two recent announcements…well, they’re really more updates. The first is that details on the itinerary for the Duke of Cambridge’s upcoming visit to the Middle East have been disclosed, while the second is that we finally have a formal announcement of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s first tour.

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