The Prince of Wales to Recognise the Human Suffering Caused by Events in the Middle East

The Prince and Princess of Wales arrive at the Royal Variety Performance at Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, on November 30, 2023.
The Prince and Princess of Wales arrive at the Royal Variety Performance at Royal Albert Hall, London, UK, on November 30, 2023.


The Prince of Wales will undertake engagements which recognise the human suffering caused by the ongoing war in the Middle East and the subsequent conflict in Gaza, as well as the rise of antisemitism around the world.

His Royal Highness will meet those providing humanitarian support in the region and will hear firsthand accounts of the situation facing those on the ground. Separately he will join a conversation at a synagogue with young people from a wide range of communities who are advocates against hatred and antisemitism.

The Prince and Princess were profoundly concerned by events that unfolded in late 2023 and continue to hold all the victims, their family and friends in their hearts and minds. Their Royal Highnesses continue to share in the hope of a better future for all those affected.

Engagement 1:

Tuesday 20th February 2024

The Prince of Wales will visit the British Red Cross at its headquarters in central London where he will hear about the humanitarian efforts taking place to support those affected by the conflict in the region.

The Red Cross are providing humanitarian aid in the region via the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, including Magen David Adom in Israel and the Palestine Red Crescent Society. Teams have been responding to urgent humanitarian needs with vital aid and support, including providing first aid, ambulances, and medical support. The British Red Cross has launched an emergency fundraising appeal to support these efforts.

Upon arrival, His Royal Highness will be briefed about the Red Cross’s current operations in the region and the latest situation on the ground, in particular in Gaza. The Prince will then meet members of the charity’s psycho-social team who provide mental health support to those who are enduring trauma and suffering around the world.

Finally, technology permitting, His Royal Highness will connect via video conference to some of the teams operating in the region who are supporting the humanitarian response in Gaza.

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