In the absence of Queen Elizabeth, who must rest from her health problems, Princes Charles and William represent the crown at official events. But the wife of the second, Kate Middleton, is not left out. Indeed, the Duchess of Cambridge visited a London museum on the Holocaust on November 10. A symbolic place, on the eve of November 11. On this occasion, she met Mr. Frank and Mrs. Bernstein, settled in Great Britain after the war. And the least we can say is that the mother of three was very moved.
So much so that Kate Middleton hugged the couple, including Mr. Frank to whom she said: “Hello, I want to give you a big hug”. A remark and a behavior which is not common for a member of the royal family but which shows how the wife of Prince William is a sensitive personality. “They look back on their experiences with sadness but also with gratitude to have been among the lucky few to come out. Their stories will stay with me forever,” said Kate Middleton, moved to meet the couple. She is particularly proud to have been able to stroll through this museum dedicated to war: “It is vital that their memories are preserved and passed on to future generations, so that what they have experienced is never forgotten”.
Kate Middleton: “We must tell your stories”
Faced with such emotion, Mr. Frank thanked the Duchess of Cambridge by giving her a letter written to her mother by an American soldier: “I thought you would like to read it”, he told her. A letter that touched the wife of Prince William: “Oh, it’s so considerate of you, thank you”, said Kate Middleton who insisted on the duty of memory that all Britons must do, in the face of war : “We have to tell your stories. That’s what is so powerful about this project, its generational nature and the transmission of the stories.” A timeless moment that will remain engraved in the memory of Kate Middleton.
The Duchess of Cambridge has been reunited with Stephen Frank BEM, whom she photographed for a Generations: Portraits of the Holocaust exhibition on a visit to the @I_W_M this evening pic.twitter.com/qlMk55z3xT
– Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) November 10, 2021
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