The awkward moment Prince Charles misses a handshake with Mike Pence

Prince Charles failure to shake hands with US Vice President Mike Pence at the start of a World Holocaust Forum at the Yad Vashem memorial centre in Jerusalem on Thursday raised speculations but a later handshake cleared the air.

The Prince of Wales is in Israel ahead of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz by Soviet troops.

Charles met Holocaust survivors on the opening day of his visit and will later visit occupied territories in Palestine.

He also viewed fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls and visited a reconstructed synagogue on a visit to the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, as well as meeting with Israel's president.

Royal visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories - Day One
Royal visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories - Day One
Royal visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories - Day One
Royal visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories - Day One
Royal visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories - Day One
Royal visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories - Day One
Royal visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories - Day One
Royal visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories - Day One
Royal visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories - Day One
Royal visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories - Day One
Royal visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories - Day One
Royal visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories - Day One
Royal visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories - Day One
Royal visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories - Day One

The Prince of Wales hears about the Shrine of the Book exhibition which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls, the world's oldest biblical manuscripts.

HRH had the opportunity to view the scrolls inside the Shrine of the Book. pic.twitter.com/AmYUy9NEcd

— Clarence House (@ClarenceHouse) January 23, 2020

Royal visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories - Day One
Royal visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories - Day One
Royal visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories - Day One
Royal visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories - Day One