Prince William began his visit to Israel on June 26th with an emotional tour of the Yad Vahem Holocaust memorial. He started off the day with a visit to Yad Vashem, where he met with two survivors who had escaped Nazi Germany for the safety of Britain.
As reported by AP, the prince wrote in the memorial’s guestbook, “It has been a profoundly moving experience to visit Yad Vashem today. It is almost impossible to comprehend this appalling event in history. Every name, photograph and memory recorded here is a tragic reminder of the unimaginable human cost of the Holocaust and of the immense loss suffered by the Jewish people.”
Prince William noted with pride that his great-grandmother had been recognised as a Righteous Among the Nations, the highest honour Israel grants to non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust.