Rivlin invites Prince Harry and fiancee Meghan Markle to honeymoon in Israel

November 29, 2017 Agencies
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Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Monday congratulated the U.K.’s Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle on their engagement, and invited the couple to visit Israel for their honeymoon. 

Prince Harry. Credit: DoD News Features via Wikimedia Commons

“Sending our warmest regards to Her Majesty the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, all the Royal Family & the British people, from Nechama & me, & all the Israeli people,” Rivlin tweeted. “We invite them to enjoy their honeymoon in Israel!”

Earlier on Monday, Clarence House announced that Harry, fifth in line to the British throne, would marry the American actress in the spring of 2018.

Although British royals have travelled to Israel in the past, none has ever visited the Jewish state in an official capacity.

British royal family member Prince Charles was in Israel in September 2016 for former Israeli statesman Shimon Peres’s funeral, but that was not billed as an official visit. Prince Charles used the occasion to secretly visit the grave of his grandmother, Princess Alice of Battenberg, who is buried on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.

In March, the U.K. nixed a scheduled trip to Israel by Prince Charles, in what would have been the first official British royal visit to the Jewish state since the country’s founding. The visit was reportedly cancelled to avoid aggravating diplomatic ties with Arab states.

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4 Responses to “Rivlin invites Prince Harry and fiancee Meghan Markle to honeymoon in Israel”
  1. Adrian Jackson says:

    They are getting married in May 2018 and they will first tour the UK to meet the people and fine tune her royal duties.

    Prince Harry and Meghan’s first official overseas trip is likely to be the Invictor Games in Sydney in October 2018.

  2. Lynne Newington says:

    Prince Harry has a mind of his own……he’s his mothere’s son and his choice of a future wife is an example.
    Besides, his great grandmother is buried there and recognised for saving Jews during the Holocaust.
    I’d keep an open mind on this one.

    http://www.yadvashem.org/righteous/stories/princess-alice

  3. Jack Freeman says:

    One can take a Jew out of the ghetto but one can’t take the ghetto out of the Jew.
    How many more times will Israel through its officials,humble itself in front of the world, by imploring, the Royals to visit Israel. How many more times will they not accept a NO for an answer. It is very embarrassing.

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