2016-10-12 / Mideast

Prince Charles secretly visits grandmother’s grave

Charles, Prince of Wales, visited in secret the grave of his grandmother on the Mount of Olives in eastern Jerusalem.

The prince was in Israel for the funeral of Shimon Peres. Charles’ paternal grandmother, Princess Alice of Battenberg, is interred in the Church of Mary Magdalene on the Mount of Olives. She died in 1969 in London and was transferred to a crypt in the church in 1988 in accordance with her wishes.

No media was present, but some photos were later posted on social media, Haaretz reported.

Princess Alice, also known as Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark, is the mother of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, the husband of Queen Elizabeth. During World War II, Alice lived in Athens, which was occupied by the Nazis in 1943. She is recognized as a Righteous Among the Nations for hiding a Greek Jewish family from the Nazis until the end of the Holocaust. (JTA)

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