Royal Garden parties back in full swing despite the rain

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speaks to guests during a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on May 25, 2022 in London, England. (Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speaks to guests during a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on May 25, 2022 in London, England. (Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were joined by the Earl and Countess of Wessex and Princess Beatrice at this week's Buckingham Palace Garden Party. 

Standing in for the Queen, the Duchess was excited to be reunited with old friend, Holocaust survivor Manfred Goldberg, 92, whom she has met twice previously, most recently talking to him over video call last year to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

The Duchess of Cambridge greeting Holocaust survivor Manfred Goldberg and wife 

With her bright smile, the Duchess welcomed the guests to the party. 

‘Manfred,’ she beamed, ‘it’s so lovely to see you again. How are you? When I saw your name on the guest list I thought ‘yes!’ I am so happy to see you! How have you been?’

Afterwards Mr Goldberg who was liberated in 1945 and came to England where he married and went on to have four children and 12 grandchildren, joked of having met the duchess: ‘These are some of the perks granted to us as a consequence!’

His wife said: ‘She is so sweet.’

The Duchess looked beautiful in a mint green, a dress she has worn before, designed by her in-house seamstress. 

Countess of Wessex speaking with guests
Princess Beatrice 

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