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Mayor of Cambridge gave Kate Middleton a medal – in Germany

Cllr Pippas said it was a “great honour” and said he hoped Cambridge could keep strong ties with Europe no matter what happens internationally

Kate Middleton in Heidelberg - where she got to meet our very own George Pippas Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Kate Middleton in Heidelberg – where she got to meet our very own George Pippas Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Cambridge’s mayor came face to face with Prince William and Kate Middleton at a festival celebrating the links between Cambridge and its twin city Heidelberg.

As part of a celebratory festival in Cambridge’s twin town Heidelberg, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took part in a rowing race on the River Neckar, alongside rowers from Cambridge and Heidelberg.

Cambridge’s mayor George Pippas was also there, and was invited to present a medal to Kate Middleton after she rowed a stretch of the river, despite her team losing out to Prince William’s team of rowers.

“She was lovely,” said Cllr Pippas. “She was so popular. They are so down to earth and make everybody feel at ease. There were thousands of people screaming at them and they were so good with the crowds, handing out flowers and stuff. Everybody was happy.

“Schools closed early to allow children to go and see them. It was a great honour to be there.”

After the boat race, both teams were presented with medals and Kate looked pleased after the ceremony saying: “It’s my first rowing medal. It’s brilliant.”

As well as a rowing race, there were stands celebrating British and Cambridge culture, with tea and cakes. William and Kate were presented with steins of beer and even got to help out making pretzels.

A great honour for the Cambridge Mayor to hand out the medal to HRH Kate the Duchess of Cambridge after the boat race in Heidelberg Germany
A great honour for the Cambridge Mayor to hand out the medal to HRH Kate the Duchess of Cambridge after the boat race in Heidelberg Germany

Cllr Pippas said the event was a great way of cementing international relations for Cambridge, and said that whatever happened internationally, he hoped to send the signal that Cambridge wanted to stay close friends with its international cousins.

“Whatever happens internationally, we have been friends through thin and thick,” he said.

Source: cambridge-news co uk

Tags: Boat Race, Congratulation, Schools, Medals, Kate, Cambridge Culture, Tea and Cakes, William and Kate, Cementing, Internationally, George Pippas, Cambridge’s mayor George Pippas

 

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