>> Britain's Prince William lays a wreath at the Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust memorial. His visit to Israel is the first by a UK royal since British forces withdrew 70 years ago, leaving behind the divisions that live on today. Reuters's Dan Williams is at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem where the Prince met two Holocaust survivors.
>> The Prince asked questions. It was clear he related to these elderly men, as himself a father, he asked what it was like for them to be parted from their parents. In one of the cases the man never saw his parents again, they were killed in the Holocaust.
And he signed a book that gave tribute to this site.>> William's stated aim is to stay away from politics. He's meeting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu though, and later his Palestinian opposite number Mahmoud Abbas. And even the hotel the Prince is staying in is fraught with history. The King David Hotel was the British HQ where Jewish militants killed more than 90 people in a 1946 bombing.
The Palestinians meanwhile accused Britain of signing away their land by endorsing a home for the Jews in historic Palestine. Until now British policy was to avoid an official royal visit until the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is resolved. But peace seems as far away as ever after deadly crashes on the Gaza border over the last few months and Palestinian fury at President Donald Trump's decision to move the US embassy to Jerusalem.