During a state visit, King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla have arrived in Germany.
Charles delivered the first royal speech to the Parliament of Germany on Thursday. He gave a speech in which he alternated between English and German to honour the friendship between the two nations. When he mourned his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away in September, the monarch also expressed gratitude to parliament for their “tremendous support.”
Charles said, “My beloved Mother, The late Queen, often spoke of the fifteen official visits she made to Germany, including her five state visits. This bond (between Germany and England) meant so much to her.” “My family and I were so moved by Germany’s response to the passing of my mother…. On behalf of my entire family, I can only express our sincere gratitude for the incredible kindness that the German people extended to us.”
The monarch promised to “stand with the people of Germany in solemn remembrance once more” on his last day in the country. “In Hamburg, I will pay my respects at the memorial to the Kindertransporte, which, 85 years ago, saved the lives of more than 10,000 Jewish children from Nazism, and gave them safe passage to new lives in Britain. I will also join you, Mr. President, and First Mayor (Peter) Tschentscher, in remembering those who perished in the
Why are Queen Consort and King Charles III in Germany?
The dates of Charles and Camilla’s trip to Germany are Wednesday through Friday. The purpose of the tour is to commemorate Britain’s historical ties to France and Germany, as well as to discuss how the three nations might work together to combat issues like climate change and the crisis in Ukraine.
The pair will speak before the national legislature, go to a state dinner, and have meetings with German and British officials. Brandenburg’s unified military force. Charles will also learn about green technology employed at the port of Hamburg, visit the St. Nikolai Memorial, and complete the trip with a reception in Hamburg that will be attended by members of the local British community.
Images of King Charles III and Queen Consort Camilla in Germany are available.
Wednesday’s arrival of Charles and Camilla at the Berlin-Brandenburg Government airport was marked by a 21-gun salute and a fly-by by two military aircraft.
Jill Gallard, the British ambassador to Germany, welcomed the couple.
The head of state of the United Kingdom arrived dressed in a black double-breasted coat over a white button-down with a blue tie, while Camilla completed his ensemble with a long blue coat and hat with feather accents.
As Camilla arrived, she was handed a bouquet.
The same day, President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife Elke Büdenbender greeted Charles and Camilla in front of Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate. The British monarchs met with a number of well-wishers there.