Going on royal tours is part of Prince William’s job. As he essentially serves as an ambassador for the United Kingdom, though, he typically has to keep his own feelings about the places and people he sees to himself. Still, during William’s 2018 trip to Israel, he made a personal visit to a member of his family. And even though the woman in question is hardly a household name, her story is nevertheless a remarkable one.
Family is something that appears to be very important to Prince William. After all, he and his wife Kate Middleton now have three children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. But Kate didn’t accompany William on his Israel visit, and for good reason: after having given birth to Louis, she had taken maternity leave.
So, William was solo when he embarked on what would be an historic trip. And prior to the visit, Kensington Palace released a statement saying that the prince “considers it a great privilege to be undertaking the first ever official Royal tour of Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories and to be able to help further strengthen the friendship between Jordan and the United Kingdom.”