Prince Charles is proud of 'amazing' grandmother

ICONINSIDER — Prince Charles feels so proud of his “amazing grandmother” after she saved the lives of a Jewish family by protecting them from the Nazis during the Second World War.
The 68-year-old royal – the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip – couldn’t help but gush about his paternal grandma as he and his wife Duchess Camilla spent Thursday (06.04.17) morning with Holocaust survivors at the Jewish Museum in Vienna, Austria, during the final leg of their nine-day tour of Europe.
Speaking to the survivors, he said: “My father’s mother took in a Jewish family during the war and hid them. She was amazing, my grandmother.
“She took them in during the Nazi occupation. She never told anybody, she didn’t tell her family for many years. She’s buried in Jerusalem. In September last year I went to the funeral of President (Shimon) Peres and finally got to see her grave.”
The prince made the revelation over a cup of tea as he explained that Princess Alice of Battenburg, a great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria, sheltered a Jewish family – the Cohens – in her home when Greece was occupied by Nazi forces.
Holocaust survivor Gerda Frei, 80, said, according to the Daily Telegraph newspaper, afterwards: “It is wonderful that the Prince and Duchess came here. The Prince told us how proud he was of his grandmother, Princess Alice of Greece, who hid a Jewish family from the Nazis.”

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