Prince William insists UK and Germany will stay 'firm friends' despite Brexit as royal couple attend Berlin garden party

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Prince William insisted the UK and Germany are the “firmest of friends” and stressed the relationship will continue “despite Britain’s recent decision to leave the European Union.”

The future King said: “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.”

He added: “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.”

William and Kate mingling with attendees. (Getty Images)

Prince William, speaking on the first day of the royal couple’s tour of Germany, added: “It will continue despite Britain’s recent decision to leave the European Union.   

“I am confident we shall remain the firmest of friends, he said.

William making a speech at the British Ambassadorial Residence. (Getty Images)

The Duke made the address as he and  the Duchess attended a garden party hosted by the British Ambassador to celebrate the Queen’s birthday. 

Kate and William making an entrance. (Getty Images)

Kate, 35, wowed guests wearing a stunning red Alexander McQueen with cream open-toe heals. 

After the speech the pair joined in the national anthem.

The couple then mingled with guests who packed the lush green grounds surrounding Sir Sebastian Wood’s sprawling pad in Berlin sipping Pimms and champagne. 

Mr Wood thanked William and his family for visiting.

He added: “It is the sign of long and happy relationship between you and your family and this wonderful country.”


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