British royal visit was carefully calibrated, but did not entirely escape criticism

The visit was carefully designed to be “non-political”, and the Duke of Cambridge appeared to successfully negotiate the diplomatic minefield that is Israel and Palestine during his four-day tour.

He was welcomed as a “prince and a pilgrim” by the Israeli president, Reuven Rivlin, and given the red-carpet treatment in Ramallah by the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas.

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