After Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot mid-May, Prince William shared some exciting news with the world!
According to the Kensington Palace, William will be traveling to Israel in next month. The news was shared on Twitter, according to "People."
However, the prince won't come back untouched. Meaning he will likely be getting some ink.
Prince William will be traveling on June 24, and his tour will take him to Jordan, Israel, and the Occupied Palestinian Territories. He will stop in Tel Aviv, and Ramallah and his last stop will be in Jerusalem on June 28.
In 1862, Queen Victoria's oldest son, Prince Albert Edward visited Jerusalem for a five-month tour of Egypt and the Ottoman Empire. He returned home with a tattoo.
In 1882, Albert's sons Prince Albert Victor and George followed in their father's footsteps and traveled to the Holy Land. Like their dad, they returned home with tattoos on their arms. The tattoos were of five crosses and the three crowns of Jerusalem.
Many are wondering if Prince William will follow in his ancestor's footsteps. The tattoos that were given were by the Razzouk family — Coptic Christians that specialize in tattoos. In fact, the family still has a parlor there that William could easily pop in and get one.
While it might not sound like a big deal, it is for the royal monarchy. William will be the first member of the family to travel to Israel for official business reasons.
Prince Philip traveled to Israel in 1994 for Yad Vashem's ceremony honoring his mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg. Princess Alice had a palace in Greece where she opened her doors for Jews during the Holocaust.
Prince Charles was in Israel in 2016 to attend former President Shimon Peres' funeral.
William's exciting visit was "at the request of Her Majesty’s government and has been welcomed by the Israeli, Jordanian and Palestinian authorities,” Kensington Palace wrote.
“Nechama & I were happy to hear @KensingtonRoyal announcement, and look forward to welcoming #PrinceWilliam, the Duke of Cambridge, on an official visit to the State of #Israel later this year. A very special guest, and a very special present for our 70th year of independence," said Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.
The last tour William took was with his wife Kate Middleton in Sweden and Norway in January. The couple visited with schoolchildren at Stockholm, played hockey, and ate lunch with Crown Princess Victoria, and Prince Daniel.
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