UK: Prince William Praises Jewish Unity, Commitment to Society
Second in line to Britain’s throne praises Jewish unity and commitment to society at large at first-ever address at a Jewish
By Hillel Fendel
Prince William of Britain – second in line to the throne – has praised Jewish unity and commitment to society at large.
The prince was speaking this past Thursday at a dinner in honor of the 25th anniversary of Jewish Care, the United Kingdom’s largest health and social care organization for the Jewish community. It runs over 70 centers and services, caring for over 7,000 people and their families every week.
Some 1,500 guests at the dinner in Alexandra Palace heard Prince William’s warm remarks, in which he said, “During a year when many in the Jewish community have had cause to feel under threat, for no reason other than simply the fact of your Jewishness, your unity is all the more precious. Your commitment and loyalty to one another, and to society more widely, is ultimately what keeps you strong.’’
Prince William is the elder son of Prince Charles of Wales and the late Diana, Princess of Wales. He is second in line to succeed Queen Elizabeth, aged 89, after his father Prince Charles, 67. This was Prince William’s first ever speaking engagement at a Jewish event, European Jewish Press reported.
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