'He's the best-looking prince in the world!': Supermodel Bar Refaeli gushes over William after meeting him at garden party in Israel (and he was a hit with bikini-clad fans on Tel Aviv beach too)
- Prince William is introduced to ex-girlfriend of Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio at garden party in Tel Aviv
- He was earlier greeted by young bikini-clad fans chanting 'Willie! Willie!' as he has fun on beach in Israeli city
- Duke of Cambridge had a go at local sport 'footvolley' and told wellwishers he wished he'd packed his shorts
- Earlier, William also visited Jaffa where he scored two out of three penalties against a 13-year-old goalkeeper
Model Bar Refaeli declared that the Duke of Cambridge is 'the best looking prince in the world' after meeting him in Israel last night.
Prince William was introduced to the ex-girlfriend of Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio, from whom she split in 2011 after five years together, at a garden party hosted at British ambassador David Quarrey's private residence.
After meeting William in Tel Aviv, 33-year-old Bar, who wore a red VB dress, said: 'He is very, very charming. I think both he and his brother are good looking. But he is the best looking prince in the world.'
It came after the duke was greeted by young bikini-clad fans chanting 'Willie! Willie!' as he had fun on a Tel Aviv beach as part of his tour of the Middle East yesterday.
Model Bar Refaeli declared that the Duke of Cambridge is 'the best looking prince in the world' after meeting him in Israel
Prince William was introduced to the ex-girlfriend of Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio at a garden party in Tel Aviv
After meeting William in Tel Aviv, 33-year-old Bar, who wore a red VB dress, said: 'He is very, very charming'
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William, who wore a casual blue shirt, sunglasses and Nike trainers for a trip to Frishman beach, had a go at local sport 'footvolley', and told wellwishers he wished he had packed his shorts.
Admitting he was getting too old for the vigorous game of 'footvolley' going on in front of him, he was persuaded to take one shot, kicking the ball successfully over the net.
The Duke was greeted by Mayor Ron Huldai, who talked to him about the beach before taking him to watch the team sport.
A version of 'opposite volleyball', where players used their feet and heads instead of hands, it was mixed sex teams of five play in their shorts.
The Duke initially watched from the sidelines, deep in conversation with the Mayor and clapping occasionally, before being moved on.
Walking across the beach, he laughed and waved as enthusiastic locals chanted 'Willie! Willie!' until they caught his attention. 'Hey everybody!' he said.
The Duke of Cambridge doesn't know where to look as he is greeted by admirers as he arrives at the Frishman beach in Tel Aviv
Some of the enthusiastic locals who turned out to see the Duke at the beach
William (right) reaches out to a person in the stands as reporters and beach-goers gather around him in Tel Aviv yesterday
William, sporting sunglasses, strolled along the Tel Aviv shore, chatting with beach-goers yesterday afternoon
William, who wore a blue shirt, sunglasses and Nike trainers for a trip to Frishman beach, had a go at local sport 'footvolley'
He then climbed the stairs of a colourful lifeguard hut, surrounded by security, for a private conversation with lifeguards inside.
As he emerged into the sunlight, full of praise for the lifeguard's work on the beach, he made an impromptu visit to shake hands with beach-goers waiting behind a barrier to see him.
Saying hello, shaking hands, and asking people where they were from, he said smiled broadly as people thanked him for visiting Israel.
Dalia Black-Doobov, who brought her three young children to the beach, said: 'He came over and said hello to the kids.
'I told him I was from Manchester, and he was really excited. He said it's a great city and a great beach, and he wished he had brought his shorts.'
William admitted he was getting too old for the vigorous game of 'footvolley' going on in front of him in Tel Aviv
William (centre right) and Tel Aviv mayor Ron Huldai (centre left) pose with beach volleyball players in the Israeli city
Prince William, center, stands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his wife Sara and the British Ambassador to Israel David Quarrey at the ambassador's residence in Tel Aviv
The Duke went on to join surfers Shachar Aharoni, Omri Hazor and Lee Korzits for local snack of watermelon and feta, discussing their sport, the environment and plastics.
Local media, broadcasting live from the beach, were heard to remark on the Duke's pale skin tone, remarking with amusement that he had been offered a seat in the shade.
Before he left, the Duke stopped on to congratulate the footvolley players and pose for a photograph with them, after being talked into trying a shot himself.
'Some of you guys put your foot above the net, that's so impressive.'
Invited to join in, he said: 'I'd love to. I could kick it, or head it... If I tried to put my legs up that high I would land on my shoulder and break something. I'm not that young any more, I'm getting old!'
Caught up in the spirit of things, he was persuaded to take a shot: kicking the ball narrowly over the net to players on the opposite team. He said of the game: 'It's fantastic. It will bring everyone together.'
Ron Huldai (centre left), the mayor of Tel Aviv, speaks with William (centre) behind beach athletes playing with a ball
While strolling along the beach in Tel Aviv, William quipped: 'I should have brought my swimming trunks'
William climbed the stairs of a colourful lifeguard hut, surrounded by security, for a private conversation with lifeguards inside
William speaks to beach volleyball players during a visit with the mayor of Tel Aviv to a beach in the coastal Israeli city
Strolling across the beach to his waiting car, he then departed with his entourage to prepare for this evening's garden party.
Earlier, William also visited Jaffa where he met young people involved in the work of two organisations focused on co-existence through football between the youngsters of different religious and ethnic communities - the Equaliser and the Peres Centre for Peace.
The prince scored two out of three penalty kicks against a 13-year-old goalkeeper.
He attended a football event hosted by the two charities and had a chance to spend time with children and teenagers involved in several of their projects, including one focused on empowering young girls.
World Cup penalty shoot-outs are usually England's downfall but the Duke of Cambridge showed he has the skills to help if needed.
With star striker Harry Kane looking down on him from a billboard, William blasted two out of three goals during a visit to a Israeli sports centre to learn about charitable organisations using sport for support youngsters.
The Duke of Cambridge takes a penalty kick as he visits a football-based youth programme operated by The Equaliser in Jaffa
The Duke of Cambridge attends a session at the Equaliser football programme in Jaffa, Tel Aviv, as part of his tour
The Duke of Cambridge (left) and footballer Tomer Hemed attend a session at the Equaliser football programme
With Israeli striker Tomer Hemed, who plays for Premier League club Brighton, watching the second in line to the throne joked 'I'm a defender - it's going to go into the trees over there.'
His first strike was saved by a young goalie but the other two hit the back of the net and the duke, who is president of the FA and keen Aston Villa supporter, celebrated.
The event at an outdoor pitch in Jaffa was staged by two charitable organisations The Equilizer, which provides football training alongside education, while the Peres Centre, founded by former Israeli president Shimon Peres to promote peace, runs an initiative using sport to bring together Jewish and Arab communities.
Before he took his spot kick William told some of the charity supporters: 'The potential of sport to bring people together is huge. I'm so pleased to see something like this.'
The duke chatted to groups of young children who had been playing matches before he arrived and in the middle of one huddle he asked 'any strikers?'.
When one off the coaches pointed out a little boy a laughing William dubbed him 'Harry Kane'.
The Equaliser is a social sport educational framework for young people which aims to promote peace and education
The Duke of Cambridge (right) and footballer Tomer Hemed (left) attend the session in Jaffa, Tel Aviv
The Duke met with young people who are engaged in football-based youth programmes operated by The Equaliser
Before leaving the duke posed for a huge group photograph with all the children and was given two football shirts - one with 'William 1' emblazoned on the back.
The Brighton striker: 'I think it's amazing that these organisations give the kids a chance to play football all over the country - It's important to show that they can play together and be friends.
'It was a big honour to meet William he told me he was a big football fan and we talked a little bit about England, they've had a very good start in the World Cup and I hope they will do well.'
Later, at the garden party, the Prince was accompanied at the reception by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara. On arrival the trio were shown products made by selection of tech companies.
Orcam showed the Prince a device that can be clipped to glasses which has a recognition programme to help the blind and partially sighted register words and objects.
William, 36, put the glasses on and looked at some writing, which triggered a computer system to project the words he was reading to a speaker.
William and footballer Tomer Hemed walk in front of a picture of the England national football team, including Harry Kane
He said: 'Wow. That is absolutely incredible. That will help many people I am sure. What brilliant tech.'
The Prince was left red faced when at one point during the demonstration Mr Netanyahu walked away to take a phone call.
William was left to make small talk with the ambassador as Mr Netanyahu appeared to have a heated conversation on his mobile in the next room.
When the Prime Minister finally returned to join the Prince, his wife Sara said: 'This is the story of being with my husband.'
William replied: 'It's fine, absolutely fine.'
The group then returned their attention to a business which develops interactive game for children in the shape of Lego blocks.
William said: 'George would love something like this. He would be all over it. The children are much better with tech than me, I am useless. But they would love it.'
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