Prince William’s NRW speech on ‘strong ties’ with Britain

Prince William gave a speech about Britain’s “strong ties” with North Rhine-Westphalia at the 70th anniversary of the state.
The 34-year-old royal attended a British Armed Forces gala at Tonhalle in Dusseldorf, Germany on Tuesday (23.08.16) where he met with Chancellor Angela Merkel for the first time.
During his lengthy speech, William spoke of the “genuine friendship” between the two places.
A series of tweets posted by Kensington Palace read: “The Duke gave a speech at Dusseldorf’s Tonhalle on the strong ties between Britain and NRW #NRW70 … HRH: “What began 70 years ago as a relationship of necessity… is today a partnership of genuine friendship … The Duke: “On behalf of the British people, I am pleased to wish NRW, on its 70th anniversary: Alles Gute!” #NRW70 (sic)”
During the Duke of Cambridge’s first royal engagement in a month – after he visited Portsmouth with his wife Duchess Catherine, also 34, on August 24 – William met with local people who came out onto the streets of Dusseldorf to catch a glimpse of the royal.
Kensington Palace tweeted: “The Duke meets local residents who turned out in the sunshine to watch today’s festivities #NRW70 (sic)”
William also watched as regional minister Hannelore Kraft honoured the Fahrenband with “the highest military honour” at the NRW parade.
They added: “HRH inspects the parade and see @HanneloreKraft present the Fahrenband, the NRW’s highest military honour #NRW70 (sic)”
William will now fly back to England where he is expected to visit Luton in Bedfordshire with Catherine on Wednesday (24.08.16).expected to visit Luton in Bedfordshire with Catherine on Wednesday (24.08.16).