Prince Charles Will Be Guest of Honor at UK Concert Celebrating Israeli Arts and Culture
Prince Charles is scheduled to be the guest of honor at a concert in the UK celebrating 70 years of Israel’s artistic and cultural achievements, The Jewish Chronicle reported on Thursday.
The show, called “Platinum — Celebrating Israel at 70,” will feature live music, dance and art. A number of renowned and upcoming international and domestic artists are expected to take the stage and perform. The event will take place at the Royal Albert Hall on May 24 and tickets for the concert went on sale last month.
It was announced in March that Prince William was set to visit Israel in the summer, marking the first time a member of the royal family will make an official state visit to the country since its founding in 1948.
Prince Charles made a personal visit to Jerusalem in October 2016 to attend the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres. During the same trip he visited the grave of his paternal grandmother Princess Alice of Battenburg, who is buried in the Church of Mary Magdalene on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.
In March, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin invited the British royal family to visit Israel to celebrate the upcoming centennial anniversary of the 1917 Balfour Declaration, which expressed the British government’s support for the establishment of a Jewish homeland in the Land of Israel. In a meeting with UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, who was in Israel at the time, Rivlin said, “This is a very important year in the history of the relations between Israel and the United Kingdom. We will mark 100 years since the Balfour Declaration and I am greatly honored to extend an official invitation to the Royal family to visit Israel to mark this event.”