Prince William has said he will make it a ‘lifelong project’ to secure peace in the Middle East, it has been claimed.
He is reported to have told aides that he would ‘forever honour my commitments’ to the people he met on the trip, according to the Sunday Mirror.
During his stay in the Middle East he met Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, president Reuven Rivlin and Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas.
William is reported to have told colleagues: ‘This is the start of something new. I will forever honour my commitments to the people I have met.’
A Palace source told the newspaper: ‘The politicians who affect this younger generation’s lives may only be in office for five, 10 or 20 years – but William knows his duty is for life.’
The Duke of Cambridge was said to have been ‘moved very deeply’ by speaking to Israelis and Palestinians and is now determined to ‘do what is right’.
Kensington Palace declined to comment when approached by MailOnline.
Officials had stressed the visit of the future king was non-political and focused on building relations with young people.
His visit came at a particularly sensitive time after US President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as capital of Israel, outraging Palestinians and sparking deadly clashes on the border with Gaza.
William met with two Holocaust survivors, Paul Alexander and Henry Foner, who as children had escaped from Nazi Germany to Britain as part of the ‘Kindertransport’ programme.
He also made a poignant pilgrimage to the final resting place in Jerusalem of his great-grandmother, Princess Alice, famed for saving a Jewish family from the Holocaust.
During the trip he was also shown a picture of his wife Kate and her family taken when she lived in Jordan in the 1980s.
Kate’s family moved to Jordan in May 1984 when she was aged two and her sister Pippa was just eight months old, after father Michael, a British Airways manager, relocated to the Jordanian capital of Amman for work.
The Duchess of Cambridge did not accompany her husband on the trip as she is on maternity leave following the birth of their third child, Prince Louis.