Published 12 February 2019

The Duke of Kent attended the ceremony of the 10th Dresden Peace Prize at the Semperoper in Dresden to present the award sculpture to this year's laureate Kim Phuc Phan Thi.

Kim Phuc Phan Thi is the nine year old child depicted in the Pulitzer winning photograph taken at Trảng Bàng, shortly after a Napalm attack, during the Vietnam War. The Duke presented the international Peace Award for her activism.

In 1997 she established the first Kim Phúc Foundation in the U.S., with the aim of providing medical and psychological assistance to child victims of war. Later, other foundations were set up, with the same name, under an umbrella organization, Kim Phúc Foundation International.

The Dresden Peace Prize has been awarded annually since 2010. The Duke of Kent was honoured with the Dresden Prize himself in 2015, for his contribution to the reconciliation of Great Britain and Germany.

 

The Duke of Kent has for decades been active in fostering British-German reconciliation and since 1994 has been Patron of the British Dresden Trust.

The Duke of Kent also visited Technische Universität Dresden yesterday. 

The Duke of Kent, Chancellor of the University of Surrey, accompanied by the British Ambassador Sir Sebastian Wood, found out more about the partnership between KCL and Dresden's researchers.

Images from Oliver Killig and Marc Beisig.