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September 30, 2016 3:16 pm

Britain’s Prince Charles Turns Heads at Peres Funeral With Personalized Royal Kippah

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Britain's Prince Charles wears his royal kippah at the funeral of the late Israeli President Shimon Peres. Photo: Twitter.

Britain’s Prince Charles wears his royal kippah at the funeral of the late Israeli President Shimon Peres. Photo: Twitter.

Britain’s Prince Charles turned some heads at the funeral of the late Israeli President Shimon Peres in Jerusalem on Friday with a personalized kippah bearing his official crest.

“One heck of a royal yarmulke on Prince Charles at the Shimon Peres funeral,” Peter Baker, the New York Times Jerusalem bureau chief, tweeted.

The Heat Street news site asked its Twitter followers, “Isn’t it more than a little tasteless to make your funeral headgear all ‘me me me’?”

This was not the first time Prince Charles has worn the kippah in question. As previously reported by The Algemeiner, he also wore it three years ago to celebrate the official induction of the UK’s new chief rabbi.

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The prince was making only his second-ever visit to Israel for the Peres funeral. His first trip to the Jewish state took place two decades ago, when he attended the November 1995 funeral of assassinated Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

On Thursday, Haaretz journalist Allison Kaplan Sommer tweeted, “It’s nice that Prince Charles is flying in for Peres’ funeral. But it also continues the Royal Family’s policy of only visiting dead Israelis.”

According to the UK’s Telegraph newspaper, the British Foreign Office determined “a long time ago” that visits to Israel and the Palestinian Authority were “too politically fraught for the royals to be involved in.”

Peres — who served as Israel’s president from 2007-2014 and was also twice prime minister, once in the mid-1980s and again in the mid-90s, died at the age of 93 on Wednesday two weeks after suffering a stroke. His funeral was attended by dozens of top leaders from around the world, including US President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton.

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  • bremont

    Le conflit Israël Palestine analysé par Charles de Gaulle 1967 -2016 …!!!

  • Brian Abel Ragen

    The emblem is not a crest. It is the heraldic badge of the Prince of Wales—three ostrich feathers. (The prince’s crest is version of the royal crest, the lion of England, with certain added or altered elements.)

  • Robert Harbord Hamond

    Royal blue, goes with his eyes.

  • Aliquantillus

    I believe in the good intentions of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles. However, it is high time that the standing policy of the Foreign Office, which excludes visits of the Queen to Israel, should be reciprocated by a policy of no Israeli presidential visits to the UK. The British policy is unacceptable, and this should be made clear. No Israeli President in London before we have the Queen in Jerusalem.

  • rimmshot

    Take all the good will you can!

  • tiki

    This prince comes only to funerals, his mother, who has visited all despot countries in the world, hasn’t made the trip once…………to controversial.

    “Visiting the Democratic Jewish State of Israel………, how horribilus”!

  • The first nation in the Western world to expel Jews was Britain. They have been perfidious Albion for centuries, and Jew hate is part of the British way. To see this womanizing, adulterous slob at the funeral of Shimon Peres make me sick to my stomach. Stay in your own country Phil, and get ready to see your mom in a Burqa.

  • solange9

    I say, “Lay off.” It’s his personal kippah. So what if he chooses to wear it? Jeez, aren’t there bigger fish to fry?

  • realitytrader

    He showed up and was gracious about attending. Take it at face value.