Prince Charles' pride for grandmother who sheltered Jews

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The Prince of Wales has told "Kindertransport" refugees how "incredibly proud" he felt of his grandmother for sheltering Jewish refugees when the Second World War broke out.

Prince Charles met a member of the "Kinder" - now elderly citizens - and their families over tea at a reunion in north west London, to mark the 70th anniversary of the decision to allow thousands of children into Britain from Nazi-occupied Europe.

In a short speech to the gathering, he told how his paternal grandmother, Alice, Princess Andrew of Greece, took in a Jewish family when she was living in Athens.
He said: "That's one reason why I wanted to be with you today because my grandmother would have approved. She was a very remarkable lady."

He said he was "incredibly proud a member of my family did the right thing.

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