Prince William & the Prince of Peace

Prince William & the Prince of Peace

Photographer Paul Bernard captured the not-so-private prayer time at the Western Wall!

 

Christine Darg

By Christine Darg

Jerusalem Channel

Princess Diana once told a friend, “I wish somebody would teach my boys to pray.”

Prince William was, in fact, the first UK royal to pray at Jerusalem’s Western Wall while much of the whole world watching.
RIP, Diana, God’s hand is on your boy!
From the photo above, it looks like the whole world watched Prince William pray. “Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem; they shall prosper that love thee.” (Psalm 122: 6)
“May the God of peace bless this region and all the world with peace,”
the Duke wrote in the Western Wall guestbook at the end of his visit, which was livestreamed on the Western Wall’s official Facebook page. He was accompanied by British Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis and mobs of well-wishers.
Many of us intercessors have prayed a long time for an official royal visit from the UK to Israel.
Especially precious to me were the photos of Prince William’s visit to the Mt. of Olives and to the grave of Princess Alice, his great grandmother, who was the mother-in-law of Her Majesty the Queen, and the mother of William’s paternal grandfather, Prince Philip.

Image Source: Kensington Palace tweet

Princess Alice is honoured at Israel’s Holocaust Museum as a “Righteous Gentile” for hiding Jews, a Cohen family, in Greece during WW2. It was extremely providential that Princess Alice specified that she wished to be buried on the Mt. of Olives, for that prophetic request gives the heirs to the British throne an indelible reminder and connection to the Land of the Bible. When visiting the grave of his great grandmother in the Church of Mary Magdalene on the Mt. of Olives, William was accompanied by Orthodox Christians. Princess Alice had also distinguished herself by founding a nursing order of Greek Orthodox nuns.

Princess Alice died at Buckingham Palace on 5 December 1969. She left no possessions, having given everything away. Initially, she was buried in the Royal Crypt in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, but before she died, she had expressed a desire to be buried at the Convent of Saint Mary Magdalene in Gethsemane on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem (near her aunt Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna, a Russian Orthodox saint). When her daughter, Princess George of Hanover, complained that it would be too far away for them to visit her grave, Princess Andrew jested, “Nonsense, there’s a perfectly good bus service!” Her wish was realized on 3 August 1988 when her remains were transferred to her final resting place in a crypt below the church.

Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Gethsemane, Mt. of Olives


On 31 October 1994 Princess Andrew’s two surviving children, the Duke of Edinburgh and Princess George of Hanover, visited Yad Vashem (the Holocaust Memorial) on an unofficial trip to Jerusalem to witness a ceremony honouring her as “Righteous Among the Nations” for having hidden the Cohens in her house in Athens during the Second World War.
Our Exploits Ministry and the Jerusalem Channel are honoured to be the guardian of the tree of Princess Alice in the Avenue of the Righteous at Yad Vashem.
Prince Philip said of his mother’s sheltering of persecuted Jews,
“I suspect that it never occurred to her that her action was in any way special. She was a person with a deep religious faith, and she would have considered it to be a perfectly natural human reaction to fellow beings in distress.”

Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark by Philip de László, 1922. Private collection of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

In 2010, Princess Alice was posthumously named a Hero of the Holocaust by the British Government.

A lot of evangelicals who understand Bible prophecy were not happy about Prince William’s foreign office briefings and some issues concerning his itinerary, but I say he needed to put his feet in all of those places, to absorb everything, to listen, to learn first-hand, and then he can decide for himself which narrative to believe. He did amazingly well on a journey that no British royal has dared to take and that could have daunted the most seasoned politician. 
When a person visits the Holy Land for the first time, it blows you away. You need to absorb and learn, listen to the people and listen to the Lord. You can never be the same because the tangible Presence of God in His Land can take a person by surprise.

We pray for William’s royal journey to be a deeply profound and life-transforming experience for him personally. I don’t think he will be the same after this trip! May the God of Israel bless him and connect him deeply with the true Prince of Peace.

HRH Prince William Lays a Wreath at Holocaust Memorial (Photo by Paul Bernard)

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  1. SMB June 28, 2018 at 9:53 pm - Reply

    Wonderful heartfelt article to commemorate such a significant visit to The Holy Land by such a gracious young man, who most definitely will be touched by this experience and we pray use it to touch his generation! Thank you Jerusalem Channel for keeping us informed daily.

  2. Angela McGill June 29, 2018 at 8:30 am - Reply

    HRH The Prince, William is blessed with a Royal linage
    of females who carry a Deborah anointing.

    I thank God for the life of His great grandmother HRH The Princess, Alice, and I especially praise God for the life of his Grandmother, HRH The Queen Elizabeth II.
    A Deborah, if ever their was one in these times and a great woman of destiny. The entrainment and measured releasing of Prince William under the Sovriegn hand of His grandmother, who’s right hand is held by The Soveriegn King of Kings. Ah there is Kingdom glory all over this visit. Just Love it!

  3. Charla June 29, 2018 at 9:41 am - Reply

    Thank you Christine for sharing this story. I found myself praying fervently for Prince William and his Brother Prince Harry when they lost their mother … I believe God has heard our prayers – they seem to have developed into men of Integrity and married supportive beautiful women… God is on the move within the Royal Household I believe – Harry’s recent wedding ceremony was quite profound I thought. God Bless His Royal Highness and God Bless Queen Elizabeth .. may she continue to reign in Strength and wisdom … keeping her health and wellbeing

  4. Sara Gavin June 29, 2018 at 9:53 am - Reply

    Thank you for confirming these things Christine. In our family we have been praying for the Royal Family for many years, and at each stage. We pray that the two brothers William and Harry and their wives will personally experience the Lord who died for them, and that William has felt God’s presence in His beloved Israel. xxxx

  5. Ann Elliott July 2, 2018 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    What a wonderful picture of Prince William praying at the Western Wall I pray with all my heart that both William and Harry and their wives and children will come to know our Saviour Jesus personally. I am sure that William would have felt GOD’s presence whilst in Israel.
    Thank you so much Christine for all your wonderful videos they are teaching me so much. May our GOD bless your ministry.

  6. Geof Mordecai Spiro July 11, 2018 at 5:23 am - Reply

    The best article I have read about the Throne of England.

  7. Craig July 22, 2018 at 2:32 am - Reply

    It may not be long before Prince William is back in Jerusalem after Jesus return- Isaiah 60 v 9 – 10
    This further confirms the linking of Exek 38 and the merchants of Tarshish and all her young lions to the present day and the imminent return of Our Lord and Master The Lord Jesus The Christ.
    We have Isaiah 17 in progress with the destruction of Damascus and the future weakening of Ephraim (Northern Israel) and it’s links to Psalm 83 and the war that preludes Ezek 38.and the time of trial of Zech 13 (see also Jeremiah 7) and Zech 14 and the return of Jesus after 3.5 years of Gods trial on Israel to bring about the true spirit of ‘Israel after the spirit’.
    We must take note from Gods warning in Jeremiah 7 that we follow the true teachings of the Prophets of old and the Words of Jesus.

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