Israel: A Royal meeting as Netta greets Prince William in Tel Aviv

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It was a big day for the Eurovision 2018 winner, Netta Barzilai, as the Israeli artist was introduced to the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, earlier today during his Middle East tour, where he is currently touring through Israel.

British royalty and Eurovision royalty united in the city of Tel Aviv this morning, as the Duke of Cambridge and second in line to the throne, Prince William, met the winner of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, Netta Barzilai, during his long awaited visit to the country.

In the first official visit from a British royal family member to Israel since 1948, the pair met in the city of Tel Aviv where they discussed both mental health and diversity, in connection with the message behind Netta’s winning Eurovision entry, Toy.

Speaking to the BBC, Netta revealed her discussions with the Duke of Cambridge:

We talked about the way I changed how people feel here in Israel, and about self-esteem.

And how positivity and setting a good example for people is really making a difference. It was amazing. He’s a really, really chill guy.

Prince meets the looper

During his meeting with the Eurovision champion, Netta introduced Prince William to one of her looping machines, one of the tools the singer uses to create many of her songs, becoming a statement piece for the artist.

I wanted to give him a taste of my world. So I gave him this machine which allows him to loop his voice and to create music with no instruments.

Netta spoke to Prince William about the possibility of him using the looper to create some music of his own, to which the Prince replied:

You want me to be a singer? You haven’t heard me sing – you wouldn’t want that!

Netta’s winning performance at Eurovision 2018

Israel is one of the many countries Prince William is set to visit over the coming days as part of his Middle East tour. He is scheduled to visit Israel over the course of 5 days.