William to be offered scones and 'very good tea from England' at Jerusalem hotel


Rocket-proof glass, freshly made scones and the finest tea shipped from England will be among the facilities on offer to make the Duke of Cambridge's hotel stay enjoyable and safe.

William will be staying at Jerusalem's King David hotel during his visit to Israel, which has welcomed world leaders, royalty and famous faces from across the globe.

Sheldon Ritz, the hotel's director of operations, writing in the Jewish News, revealed some of the preparations that go on behind the scenes for a high-profile guest such as the duke.

He said: "We cater to people from all over the world, for example, for Chinese visitors we do sticky rice for breakfast, so we're going to bring him some very good tea from England, the best we can buy, and we won't forget the milk!

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"Also, on his arrival, we're going to make some scones, with clotted cream and strawberry jam.

"We heard that there's a big debate in England about whether you put the cream or the jam on first, so we'll leave them to the side and let the Prince decide!"

The hotel will be providing 50 rooms for the delegation of the duke who will be staying in a top-floor suite with views of Jerusalem's Old City and rocket-proof glass to protect the VIP guest.

Mr Ritz added that he had been given a briefing on royal protocol and told not to put his hand out first, but wait until William offers to shake his.

He went on to write: "I'll be the one going up with him in the elevator, taking him to his suite and explaining how everything works, because it's pretty high-tech, so I'll be with him for about 10 minutes, but they said I shouldn't initiate any conversation."

William will be joining a host of national figures who have stayed at the hotel including US President Donald Trump, his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and the Prince of Wales.