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King Charles to visit France, Germany on first overseas trip as monarch



King Charles to visit France, Germany on first overseas trip as monarch

King Charles III will visit France and Germany on his first state visit abroad. (file)


Britain’s King Charles III will travel to France and Germany on his first state trip abroad, the German president said on Friday.

“The fact that King Charles chose Germany and France as his first destinations before his coronation is also an important European gesture,” German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in a video message to the British royal March 29. Announcing to be in Germany. 31.

The French President separately announced that Charles would be in France from March 26-29.

Mr Steinmeier said he and German first lady Elke Budenbender would welcome Charles and Queen Camilla to Berlin with military honors and invite them to a state banquet at his Bellevue Palace in the city centre.

On March 30, the couple will travel together through Berlin and the surrounding Brandenburg state before heading to the northern port city of Hamburg the next day.

“This visit underlines the close and warm friendship between our countries and our peoples,” Mr. Steinmeier said.

The German head of state said he had extended an invitation to Charles to attend the funeral of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, last September.

Steinmeier said, “The fact that he is visiting after half a year shows how much the King values ​​the friendship between our peoples.”

“I want to tell them, but of course all Britons too: we in Germany, we in Europe also want close and friendly relations with the United Kingdom after Brexit,” he said, before adding in English. To welcome you to Germany.”

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