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Prince William's Middle East tour

The Duke of Cambridge is on a Middle East tour, travelling to Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories.

Prince William has become the first royal to make an official visit to the latter two. Kensington Palace said the "historic nature" of the tour was "important".

On Tuesday, Prince William was in Jerusalem and met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his, wife, Sara at their residence.

Prince William speaks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara during a meeting at the Prime Minister's residence in Jerusalem Image copyright Reuters

The Duke of Cambridge visited the Hall of Names at Yad Vashem World Holocaust Remembrance Centre in Jerusalem and took part in a ceremony to commemorate the six million Jews killed by the Nazis.

Prince William, Chairman of Yad Vashem Avner Shalev and Britain's Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis visit the Hall of Names at Yad Vashem Holocaust History Museum in Jerusalem Image copyright Reuters
Prince William stands next to the eternal flame during a ceremony commemorating the six million Jews killed by the Nazis during the Holocaust, in the Hall of Remembrance at Yad Vashem World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem Image copyright Reuters

On Monday, Prince William and Jordan's Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah visited the military base of the Quick Reaction Force - formed with British military support - in northern Jordan to meet members of the country's armed forces.

Prince William and Crown Prince Hussein visit the Jordan Armed Forces Arab Army (Quick Reaction Force) base in Ajloun, Jordan Image copyright Reuters

They also visited the Dar Namah Centre, part of a charitable project set up by Jordan's Princess Taghrid to help orphaned girls establish their own livelihoods after they turn 18.

Prince William visits the Princess Taghrid Institute for Development and Training in the province of Ajloun Image copyright Reuters
Prince William visits the Princess Taghrid Institute for Development and Training in the province of Ajloun, north of the Jordanian capital Amman Image copyright Reuters

Prince William walked a red carpet at the Luminus Technical University College in Amman.

Prince William is welcomed upon his arrival at Luminus Technical University College in Amman Image copyright Reuters
Prince William visits Luminus Technical University College in Amman Image copyright Reuters

The princes took a tour of the ancient city of Jerash.

Prince William arrives at the ancient city of Jerash, Jordan Image copyright Reuters
Prince William and Crown Prince Hussein walk at the ancient city of Jerash Image copyright Reuters
Prince William stands with Crown Prince Hussein during his visit to the ancient city of Jerash Image copyright Reuters

During the princes' visit to the Jerash archaeological site, an enlarged photo was on display showing Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge as a child with her father on a family holiday there.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan walk past an enlarged photo of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in her youth with her father on a family holiday Image copyright Getty Images

The princes also posed for photos with Jordanian and Syrian children.

Prince William stands with Jordan's Crown Prince Hussein as they pose with people at the ancient city of Jerash, Jordan. Image copyright Reuters
Prince William and Jordan's Crown Prince Hussein interact with children at the ancient city of Jerash Image copyright Reuters

Prince William arrived on Sunday and was greeted by Jordan's crown prince at Marka Airport.

Prince William arrives at Marka Airport and meets Jordan's Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II Image copyright Reuters
Prince William is welcomed by Jordan's Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II Image copyright Getty Images

The Jordanian prince gave Prince William a tour of the Crown Prince Foundation.

Prince William and Jordan's Crown Prince Hussein during their visit to the Crown Prince Foundation in Amman, Jordan Image copyright Reuters

The tour included the TechWorks fabrication lab.

Prince William and Jordan's Crown Prince Hussein during their visit to the Crown Prince Foundation in Amman, Jordan. Image copyright Reuters

Prince William also met Jordanians working in the education sector, at the residence of the British ambassador, Edward Oakden, during a garden party in honour of Queen Elizabeth II's official birthday.

The Duke of Cambridge gives a speech at the residence of the British ambassador Edward Oakden Image copyright Getty Images

He told the audience of Jordanians: "I greatly admire the resilience you in Jordan have shown in the face of the many security and humanitarian challenges that have confronted you as a result of conflicts in this region.

"The way in which you opened your doors to hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria, not to mention your longstanding commitments to Palestinian refugees, is remarkable."

The Duke of Cambridge meets Jordanians working in the education sector Image copyright Getty Images

Later, the princes sat down together to watch a recording of England beating Panama 6-1 in the World Cup earlier on Sunday.

Prince William and Jordan's Crown Prince Hussein watch the World Cup football match between England and Panama Image copyright Reuters

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