Friday, January 7, 2011

Prince Harry in Berlin during first Germany trip

With his brother Prince William off the market, Prince Harry is one of Europe's most desirable young bachelors.

Little wonder then, that he found himself with a female admirer as he was honoured for his charity work in Germany at the weekend.

The third-in-line appeared to have hit it off with 21-year-old German actress Sophia Thomalla at Saturday night's gala Ein Herz Fuer Kinder (A Heart For Children) in Berlin
He also seemed to have made an impression on 14-year-old Aset Makhamaenva, and the feeling was mutual. The flame-haired royal was impressed at the youngster's spirit after she had tragically lost one of her parents
But the Prince had to use all his charms to get a smile out of little three-year-old Ziosia Novak, who was brought to the special reception before the gala by her mother Justyna Gorzna

The 26-year-old was presented with a golden heart award by Bettina Wulff, the wife of German president Christian Wulff. It honoured the charity work he does for youngsters, particularly his orphan charity Sentebale

In his acceptance speech he told the crowd: "from the bottom of my heart, vielen dank [thank you very much]'.

"But compared to so many people who devote their whole lives to restoring hope to children around the world, I have done very little.

"So, as far as I'm concerned, I am receiving your award on their behalf, not mine"
Harry also visited the Brandenburg Gate during his first official visit to Germany
And he stopped off at a remaining part of the Berlin Wall to pay tribute to those killed trying to flee communist East Germany
Harry laid a wreath at a memorial in the Bernauer Strasse district
It was accompanied by a hand-written message that read: "For all those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in pursuit of freedom. Harry"