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The Duke of Kent joins commemorations to mark the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Dresden

Published 14 February 2020
The Duke of Kent attends the commemorations of the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Dresden

The Duke of Kent, Patron of the British Dresden Trust, yesterday attended commemorations to mark the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Dresden

His Royal Highness stood with the President of Germany to pay tribute to the victims of the bombings. They joined a human chain at Neumarkt as a symbolic reminder of the victims of the bombing and a gesture of reconciliation.

The Duke of Kent in Dresden

The Duke of Kent also attended a reception with the President, and Prime Minister Michael Kretschmer, for people of special merit at Dresden City Hall.

His Royal Highness, Her Majesty's cousin, has a long-standing and close relationship with the city. The Duke of Kent has been committed to the ongoing relations between the UK and Germany and was awarded the Dresden Prize, an international peace prize, for his services to British-German reconciliation, in 2015.

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