Tel Aviv - Prince William lands in Israel on Sunday to kick off the first official visit of a British royal to Israel and the Palestinian Territories.
The Duke of Cambridge plans to meet leaders on both sides during the four-day trip, and tour Jerusalem's Old City - a focal point of the of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict - although a spokesman said William's visit is non-political and will focus particularly on culture and youth aspirations.
William is scheduled to arrive at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport on Monday evening (1520 GMT) after landing in Jordan on Sunday. On Tuesday he plans to visit the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem and hold separate meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin.
The prince is then due to travel to Ramallah, the de-facto Palestinian capital in the West Bank, on Wednesday to meet President Mahmoud Abbas.
William's itinerary, which labelled East Jerusalem and the West Bank as "the Occupied Palestinian Territories," provoked some ire from Israeli politicians.
Israel captured the eastern half of Jerusalem in the 1967 Six-Day War and later annexed the territory in a move that was never internationally recognized.
Palestinians want East Jerusalem as their future capital, while Israel says Jerusalem is the Jewish State's "undivided" capital.
Britain once ruled over present-day Israel and the Palestinian Territories under a colonial mandate until 1948 and issued the seminal Balfour deceleration which called for a "Jewish homeland" in Palestine.dpa