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Prince Charles Wears Unique Kippah to UK Chief Rabbi’s Induction Ceremony

September 2, 2013 12:57 pm 7 comments

Prince Charles enthusiastically celebrates the induction of the UK's new chief rabbi, September 1, 2013. Photo: Screen shot.

Britain’s Prince Charles celebrated the official induction of the UK’s new chief rabbi, Ephraim Mervis, Sunday by wearing a personalized yarmalke bearing his official crest.

The Prince of Wales –who was the ceremony’s guest of honor– is the first member of the royal family to attend an installation of a chief rabbi, and he did so in style, with his blue velvet ceremonial skullcap adorned with the Prince of Wales’ feathers.

During his induction speech, Mervis addressed the Prince’s presence directly, saying, “It is not just an honor for me personally, but an honor for our entire community. It is a reflection for the passion you have to work with the faith communities in this country.”

The royal Kippah has made appearances in the past at various other Jewish related events and ceremonies.

Mervis replaced outgoing chief rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, who served in the position for twenty two years.

7 Comments

  • Those who wish to criticise Prince Charles may do so, but let he who is without fault cast the first stone.
    I am a UK citizen, but not a moarchist.
    Prince Charles supports all religious groups without favour in the United Kingdom.It is clearly understood that he is next in line to be head of state and head of the Church of England and as such always behaves in a correct and sensitive manner to all citizens of this democratic country irrespective of their colour, race or religious persuasion. In simple words his behaves is as one would expect of a true Christian. I wish there were more leaders and heads of state like him in this regard.

  • Could someone please tell HRH that he looks every sooooo much better in a Kippa, than in his muslim gear when he goes schmusing the Arabs?

  • Kinda tough to miss that one. Lookin’ good, Sir.

  • considering the headline, perhaps an article highlighting this most trivial aspect of the chief rabbi’s investiture could, at least, have shown the royal insignia in question?

  • Congrats to Rabbi Mervis.
    Congrats to Prince Charles for attending !
    May Yeshuah HaMaschiach bless you both very richly, and especially grant that this will be a SWEET year ahead for all the nations !
    Shalom !

  • Oh yes, Prince Charles. He likes to talk to plants as is well-known. He also has 59 servants to do his bidding. I have no respect for him. I know what he dd to Diana. The night before he married Diana, he slept with Camilla. He is just a hypocrite. I would not trust him an inch.

  • he doesn’t look happy to be there

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