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.
"Today we will receive the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, for the first historic visit to Israel by a representative of the British royal family".
CNN reports that William is also expected to visit Jerusalem's Old City, the Mount of Olives and the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in the Garden of Gethsemane. It's a high-profile foreign trip for William, second in line to the throne, and comes at a time of widening rifts between Israelis and Palestinians.
He will stay in Jerusalem at the King David Hotel, the former headquarters of the British administration during the mandate in Palestine before the creation of Israel in 1948.
During the trip, William, per People, said Kate wished she could've been there, as she lived in Jordan for three years with her family.
He is also due to meet the Palestinian Authority president, Mahmoud Abbas, in Ramallah in the West Bank.
After the tour, the prince was greeted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, at their official residence in Jerusalem against the backdrop of the British and the Israeli flags. Jerusalem Affairs Minister Zeev Elkin - who is running for mayor of the city in this year's elections - called the reference a "distortion" that can not "change reality".
Israel defines Jerusalem as its "eternal and indivisible" capital, while the Palestinians see east Jerusalem as the capital of their future state.
Netanyahu on Monday issued a statement ahead of Prince William's visit, welcoming him on behalf of the citizens of Israel. According to Hello! during a reception at the British ambassador to Jordan's residence in the capital of Amman, Rania Malki, chief executive of Save The Children in Jordan, told Prince William that she knew the house that the Middleton family had lived in, as it's now the home of her children's paediatrician. He was hosted by Crown Prince Hussein, 23, a member of the Hashemite dynasty Britain helped install in then-Transjordan nearly a century ago.
The two royals got together to watch a rerun of Sunday's FIFA World Cup match (England vs Panama) at the Beit Al Urdan Palace in Amman.