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Prince Philip contributed to postwar reconciliation – German president


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German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has described the late Prince Philip as a person who contributed to reconciliation between Britain and Germany.

“We Germans mourn a winning personality who made an important contribution to the reconciliation of our nations after the horrors of World War II,” the German head of state said.

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Steinmeier said he had had the privilege of experiencing the royal’s “astute humor” and had taken part in meetings with him in London and Berlin with “great pleasure.”

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Addressing Queen Elizabeth II, Steinmeier said: “I would like to express my deepest condolences to you, the royal family and your people, also on behalf of my compatriots.

“Prince Philip was popular and highly esteemed in Germany.”


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