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Thu 21st September, 2017
 

William and Kate celebrate Queen’s 91st with garden party in Berlin #RoyalVisitGermany

Last night, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended a garden party at the British Ambassador’s residence in Berlin to celebrate The Queen’s 91st birthday this year.

William and Kate celebrated The Queen’s birthday with a garden party in Berlin (Kensington Palace)

Continuing, the Duke said of Brexit: “The United Kingdom and Germany proudly share the same values as open and democratic societies, and the same determination to champion those values and to defend them – not least through our very close defence and security partnerships.

“This is where we do what the British say and, ‘Keep calm and carry on.'”

As they waited and no drinks appeared, he said: “No I’m sorry. I won’t carry on. There are hundreds of glasses here, can we please have one?”

The British Embassy in Berlin marks the occasion each year with a party – even in the monarch’s absence, as do numerous British and Commonwealth embassies around the world.

In a speech, William called the couple’s first day of #RoyalVisitGermany ‘fascinating’. Their stops included meeting Angela Merkel, the Holocaust Memorial, the Brandenburg Gate and meeting charity Strassenkinder.

“We have seen powerful symbols of the historical events which helped shape modern Germany, and spoken with those who carry that legacy forward today. I thank President Steinmeier and Chancellor Merkel for welcoming us so warmly.

“We have also experienced the city beyond the monuments and corridors of power. This afternoon we visited the Strassenkinder project in east Berlin, which supports homeless children and young people.

“It reminds us of the difficulties faced by some of the most vulnerable people in society, even in prosperous countries such as Britain and Germany, and the value of both countries looking at examples of best practice in the other.”

Continuing, the Duke said of Brexit: “The United Kingdom and Germany proudly share the same values as open and democratic societies, and the same determination to champion those values and to defend them – not least through our very close defence and security partnerships.

“Today, we share a fundamental interest in the peace and prosperity of the continent of Europe to which we both belong.

“This relationship between the United Kingdom and Germany really matters. It is the product of many years of working closely together. It will continue despite Britain’s recent decision to leave the EU. I am confident we shall remain the firmest of friends.”

Her Majesty sent a message along with her grandson; it read, “Prince Philip and I send our warmest good wishes to all of you gathered for this special Garden Party, on the occasion of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s official visit to Germany.

“We have fond memories of our five State Visits to Germany, from our first in 1965 to our most recent in 2015. Over the course of those 50 years, British-German relations have thrived, allowing us to fave the challenges and embrace the opportunities of the 21st century together.

“Over the course of those 50 years, British-German relations have thrived, allowing us to face the challenges and embrace the opportunities of the 21st century together. I am delighted that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will experience the beauty of this country and the warmth of its people when they visit Berlin, Hamburg and Heidelberg.”

The couple then chatted with more guests as their European tour continued.

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Victoria has a passion for British history and Constitutional Monarchy, hence her reasons for founding The Crown Chronicles. Her specialism is the Early Modern era, with particular emphasis on the Tudor and Stuart dynasties. She is also a keen reader (usually something historical), baker and shopper. Her motto is to have a full bookcase, but a fuller wardrobe. Miss Howard also works closely with the British Monarchist Foundation as their Press Secretary and Spokesman.

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