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Soccer fan hails Spurs win during Charles meeting in Berlin

The prince heard a recital by a string quartet.

David Strongin (centre) greets the Prince of Wales (Steve Parsons/PA)
David Strongin (centre) greets the Prince of Wales (Steve Parsons/PA)

The Prince of Wales was congratulated on the “English team’s victory” in the Champions League on the third day of his Germany tour.

After listening to a short recital by a string quartet at the Barenboim-Said Akademie in Berlin, Charles met with the musicians and thanked them for their performance.

A violinist from the quartet, David Strongin, confidently put his hand on the prince’s shoulder and congratulated him for Tottenham Hotspur’s win against Ajax on Wednesday evening.

The 25-year-old said to the prince: “Congratulations on the English team’s victory last night.”

The Prince responded: “Oh you’re a football fan are you?”

Mr Strongin, who told the prince he was from Tel-Aviv, Israel, said: “Yes, I support Liverpool.”

Charles replied: “Wow, how did you end up supporting them? Amazing.”

Before the exchange, the prince commented on how he had once been taught the cello by Daniel Barenboim.

Addressing the cello player in the quartet, Killian White, from Dublin, Ireland, Charles said: “I played very badly, unlike you.”

On his visit, the prince also met with some students from the academy, which is funded by the German government and aims to unite young Arab and Israeli musicians.



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