Prince Charles shows off brilliant languages skills while Kate admits she’s ‘so bad’


PRINCE CHARLES, 72, has honed many important skills during his time in the spotlight as a royal. The future King has been able to put such talents to use during his extensive travels – most recently during a visit to Germany this weekend.

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, 72, carried out their first official overseas visit since the start of the coronavirus pandemic to Berlin. There they attended a ceremony at the German parliament marking the country’s National Day of Mourning for victims of war. The pair were the first members of the Royal Family to ever attend the event.

During the ceremony, Prince Charles was able to showcase his linguistic skills.

He gave a speech in German, speaking of the “enduring connections” between the UK and Germany.

The Duke of Cornwall said: “As our countries begin this new chapter in our long history, let us reaffirm our bond for the years ahead.

“Let us reflect on all that we have been through together, and all that we have learned.

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Prince Charles and his wife Camilla attended a ceremony at the German parliament (Image: Getty Images)

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Prince Charles gave a speech in Germany, and spoke of “enduring connections” (Image: Getty Images)

“They inspire us to strive for a better tomorrow – let us make this our common cause.”

He also talked about the shared interests of the two countries, including climate change and tackling racial and religious hatred.

This is not the first time Charles has shown off his flair for languages.

The royal spoke fluent French during French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the UK in June this year.

However, it would seem this talent is not shared his daughter-in-law Kate Middleton, 38.

She previously told a well-wisher when greeting a crowd: “My languages are so bad.

“I have to make sure that my children are better than me, that’s my aim.”

The Duchess in fact once spent three months living in Italy during her gap year.

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Prince Harry spoke Arabic in 2013 at a Sentebale children’s charity project in Dubai (Image: Getty Images)

The now-mother-of-three studied Italian and history of art at the British Institute of Florence.

Her other royal relatives are adept at languages, however.

Prince Harry, 36, gave a speech in six languages while on tour in New Zealand in 2018.

He is reported to have spoken Samoan, Tongan, Fijian, Niuean, Cook Islands Maori and Maori.

He also impressed a group of guests at a fundraising dinner for the Sentebale children’s charity project in Dubai by speaking in Arabic back in 2013.

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Royal Family: Many of the royals can speak more than one foreign language (Image: Express)

Meanwhile, Harry’s spouse Meghan Markle, 39 is understood to speak Spanish and French.

According to the Duchess of Sussex’s royal biography: “The Duchess completed an internship at the US Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she learned to speak Spanish. She also studied French for six years.”

Queen Elizabeth, 94, can also speak French.

She put her linguistic skills to good use on a visit to Quebec, Canada in 1964.

The monarch gave a speech in French at the parliament building in Quebec.


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