ARCHIV - 22.05.2019, Großbritannien, London: Prinz Edward, Graf von Wessex, lacht bei der Preisverleihung des Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awards im Garten des Buckingham Palace. (zu dpa: «Britischer Prinz Edward will Berliner Schüler auszeichnen») Foto: Yui Mok/PA Wire/dpa +++ dpa-Bildfunk +++

The youngest son of the British Queen is coming to Berlin. Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex is visiting the city on 19-20 September to honor pupils who have successfully competed in the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Awards.

As reported, this is a successful program founded by his father, Prince Philip, in 1956. The focus is on young people between the ages of 14 and 21, whose personal development is promoted, for example on joint expeditions.

The Governing Mayor Franziska Giffey is already looking forward to the Prince’s visit. The award ceremony with 80 committed young people takes place in the Red Town Hall. She particularly likes the motto of the award “You can do more than you think”. It is important to support young people in particular in setting themselves goals and being able to achieve them.

Great Britain’s Ambassador Jill Gallard is also looking forward to the Prince’s first visit to Berlin in the year of his mother’s platinum anniversary and hopes that this will make the award for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds even better known. The German Minister of Education, Bettina Stark-Watzinger, has also already confirmed that she will be there.