Tel Aviv - Britain's Prince William sipped an old-fashioned soda along Tel Aviv's most historic promenade with Israel's Eurovision winner, Netta Barzilai, on Wednesday.
The prince is on the second day of his tour of Israel and the Palestinian Territories, the first official visit of a member of Britian's royal family to the area, which Britain ruled as the colonial power from 1920 to 1948.
William, dressed in a blazer and slacks, sipped a Gazoz, an Israeli soft drink made from flavoured syrup and fizzy water, while chatting to Israeli recording artist Netta Barzilai.
The pair stood on Rothschild Boulevard, a tree-lined street named after the 19th-century British Jewish banker who assisted the Jewish community in British mandate Palestine.
William is due to kick off the Palestinian leg of his tour on Wednesday, travelling to Ramallah, the de facto Palestinian capital in the West Bank. There he will meet President Mahmoud Abbas and Palestinian refugee committees.dpa