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Israel, British Board of Deputies Present at Investiture of Prince Charles

The State of Israel and British Jewry were represented at the investiture of Prince Charles as Prince of Wales in the 700-year-old Caernarvon Castle today. Mr. Raanan Sivan, counsellor and Consul-General of the Israel Embassy in London, was among the scores of foreign dignitaries attending the historic ceremony. British Jews were represented by Alderman Michael Fidler, president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews.

Earlier, Mr. Fidler sent telegrams of congratulations to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles. The message addressed to the Queen said, “The Board of Deputies of British Jews has the honor of conveying to your majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh warm and loyal greetings on the occasion of the investiture of His Royal Highness Prince Charles as Prince of Wales. We pray that he be blessed with abiding good health to enjoy his high historical office in the service of his countrymen.”

The telegram to the 20-year-old Prince read, “On the occasion of your investiture as Prince of Wales, the Board of Deputies, the representative body of the Jewish communities, extend their warmest greetings and good wishes for every success in your future efforts and activities in the service of the British people.”