Prince Charles joins celebrations for Israel’s 70th at Royal Albert Hall
May 25, 2018, 10:10 am
Heir to the throne among 2,500 revellers at iconic London venue for the Platinum event, which saw cultural performances from Israeli artists as well as high-profile political guests.
Prince Charles was among the party-goers last night as the Royal Albert Hall played host to the UK’s biggest celebration for Israel’s 70th birthday.
Nearly 2,500 revellers descended on the iconic London venue for the Platinum event, which saw musicians and dancers representing Israel’s diverse cultural scene take centre stage.
The party kicked off with a dance performance from a group of British Jews aged eight to 80 who had applied to perform on one of the country’s biggest stages, before the heir to the throne entered to the anthems of Britain and Israel, taking his place in theRoyal box alongside the Chief Rabbi and Israeli Ambassador.
Introduced by JLC chair Jonathan Goldstein, Israeli Ambassador Mark Regev thanked the community for an “amazing” celebration. The attendance of the Prince of Wales, he said, was fitting because of the historic role played by Britain in the “rebirth” of Israel.
He said: “The partnership between Britain and Israel is strong and growing stronger. It’s creating prosperity and security for citizens for both our countries.” He drew applause by sending mazeltov wishes to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and looking ahead to the historic visit to Israel of the Duke of Cambridge. “We Jews haven’t had royalty of our own since biblical times so we are naturally exiting by this visit. All of Israel will unite in welcoming Prince William with a very warm ‘shalom’.”
Source: Jewish News – Britain