Harry to lay Berlin Wall wreath


Prince Harry arrives at the Heart For Children Awards, accompanied by Marion Horn, Chairwoman of Heart For Children

Prince Harry is to lay a wreath to commemorate those who died trying to cross the infamous Berlin Wall.

Harry flew to the German capital on Saturday to collect an award in recognition of his charity work and immediately declared himself unworthy of the honour.

The prince said he felt “hugely humble” to receive the Golden Heart during a televised fundraising gala in Berlin – Ein Herz fur Kinder (A Heart for Children).

He explained that compared with others who dedicate their lives to helping vulnerable youngsters, “I have done very little”, and accepted the trophy on their behalf.

Harry will visit the Bernauer Strasse Wall Memorial, tour the memorial museum and exhibition, and lay a wreath during his visit to the area.

The memorial is in the centre of Berlin at an historic site that contains the last piece of Berlin Wall with the preserved grounds behind it, sometimes known as the “death strip”.

During his visit to the German capital, which ends today, Harry will also visit the Brandenburg Gate and learn about the history of the monument and surrounding area.

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