British Prince Edward to visit on Friday

Paderborn (dpa) – The youngest son of the late British Queen Elizabeth II visited Paderborn this Friday. Prince Edward will visit the British forces stationed there and sign the East Westphalian city’s Golden Book, the British Embassy announced on Thursday. “The visit marks a longstanding commitment to the regiment and recognizes its contribution as part of the British armed forces,” it said. The East Westphalia region is particularly shaped by the German-British friendship.

Prince Edward will also be there to view condolences for the Queen’s death and items related to her visits there. She had visited Paderborn three times – in 1965, 1977 and 1985. Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8 at the age of 96 at her Scottish country estate, Schloss Balmoral.

Prince Edward visits his regiment, the Royal Wessex Yeomanry, of which he is Honorary Colonel. The regiment is currently stationed at the NATO base in Paderborn-Sennelager. His mother had already immortalized herself in the city’s Golden Book in 1977. Mayor Michael Dreier (CDU) and the President of the North Rhine-Westphalian state parliament, André Kuper, will receive the distinguished guest. The Count is accompanied by British Ambassador to Germany , Jill Gallard.

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