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William and Kate ‘extremely concerned’ about rise of antisemitism’ in UK

Prince William has said he and his wife Kate are “extremely concerned about the rise of antisemitism” in the UK.

Visiting the Western Marble Arch Synagogue in London, the Prince of Wales met with young ambassadors of the Holocaust Educational Trust.

It was his first public engagement since he pulled out of a memorial service due to a personal matter.

Prince William

After listening to the ambassadors share their experiences, he said: “Antisemitism has no place in society. I have said that before, and I will say that again.

“Both Catherine and I are extremely concerned about the rise of antisemitism.

“I am just so sorry that all of you have to experience that.”

Last week, the senior royal said “too many have been killed” in the Israel-Hamas war. It is rare for members of the Royal Family to make public comments on such matters.

Sky News has been told that the royal has been following events closely and his concern about the human impact, especially on young people on both sides, has compelled him to want to do more within the diplomatic limits of his position.

Prince William at synagogue

More than 4,000 antisemitic incidents were recorded in the UK by the Community Security Trust charity in 2023, with the all-time high attributed to the “sheer volume” that took place after the Hamas attacks on 7 October.

The Princess of Wales is not expected to return to official duties until after Easter after undergoing abdominal surgery.

Last month, a spokesperson said Kate is “making good progress” after being admitted for the planned operation on 16 January.

Sky News Source