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Prince William to pay FIRST ever visit to his great-grandmother Princess Alice’s tomb

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TODAY Prince William will pay his first ever visit to the tomb of his great-grandmother Princess Alice of Battenberg, whose last wishes were to be buried in a crypt below a Russian Orthodox church in east Jerusalem.

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The Duke of Cambridge, who is on a five-day visit to the Middle East, will visit the tomb of his great-grandmother at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Jerusalem on the last morning of his tour.

Princess Alice, the deaf-granddaughter of Queen Victoria, is particularly lauded in Israel for sheltering a persecuted Jewish family during the Holocaust.

On Tuesday, Prince William was thanked for the courage of Princess Alice by Evy and Philippe Cohen, the descendants of Rachel Cohen, who was sheltered, along with some of her children, in the Princess’ home in Greece.

Mr Cohen told the Prince: “We all owe our existence to the courage of Princess Alice.”

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rince William will pay his first ever visit to the tomb of his great-grandmother Princess Alice

“It allowed us to tell a really difficult but beautiful part of the family history.

“Prince William was very proud to know that his great-grandmother had saved our whole family.

“He seemed to know the story very well, and asked us questions regarding our family and how it happened.”

Princess Alice saved the Cohens following her friendship with Haimaki Cohen, a Jew and former MP.

With his visit, Prince William will be following the footsteps of his father and grandfather.

Prince Philip visited Yad Vashem in 1994 and planted a tree there in his mother’s honour and also visited her grave site.

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Princess Alice dressed in RAF uniform as she arrives in a car to attend a RAF engagement in 1970

Charles, the Prince of Wales, paid a similar tribute in 2016.

Hugo Vickers, a Royal historian who wrote a book about Princess Alice, compared William’s great-grandmother to his deceased mother Princess Diana.

He said: “I think Prince William may see in her a certain quality that his mother had.

“She was also good with the poor and the sick, the old and the young.”

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