The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took part in the Memorial service to commemorate the Holocaust, held in London, where they met with survivors.
Kate Middleton admitted that she and Prince William told his children about the Holocaust on the day of memory of victims of the Holocaust in London on Monday.
38-year-old Duchess was talking to Holocaust survivors Small Tribes at the reception, devoted to the 75-th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, after a moving ceremony.
“We talked about this today with children,” said Kate Trebic, which asked about the Royal family.
“But we have to be so delicate in conversation with 6-year-old child, to choose the interpretation”- said the Royal lady, what she had to carefully select words to explain about the fact of mass murder by the Nazis of six million Jews, Prince George, the oldest of three children. The Royal couple still has children: Princess Charlotte, age 4, and Louis, 20 months.
In the service William and Kate met with 12 surviving victims of genocide, including persecuted by the Nazis and others from Rwanda, Bosnia, Cambodia and Darfur. The Royal couple also joined survivors and lit on stage six candles represent the six million Jews killed during the Holocaust.
Among the survivors on the stage was a 82-year-old Yvonne Bernstein, who was one of those who starred in vivid portraits recently made by Kate. Once lit six candles, William and Kate visibly excited lit his candle, before turning and solemnly off the stage.
“It was so emotional, so many touching stories,” said Kate at the reception, including Tribes, which was one of those who were on the scene to tell his story of survival in Bergen-Belsen.
“You were magnificent,” continued Kate, shaking the hand of Tribes before asking, as she tells her story to schoolchildren. “Your experience resonates with them? Do they feel that may have something to do for your generation?”
Later, talking to reporters, Tribes, 89, shared her end of the conversation with Kate.
When William and Kate arrived to the ceremony, they were met by Olivia marks-Woldman, Executive Director of the Fund of memory of victims of the Holocaust, sir Ben Helfgott, President Emeritus and well-known Holocaust survivors. William said to them: “We talked this morning about how you carry that message to future generations. We will do everything possible so that the new generation forgot about it.”
On Thursday, William’s father, Prince Charles, said it sentimental in the Israeli Holocaust memorial, while the wife of Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, represented the Queen at the service at Auschwitz on Monday.