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State visit of Carlos and Camilla to Germany: double tiara, speeches in German, relatives and admiration for Carlos III.

Buckingham Palace had prepared the first public Visitation of the reign of Charles III. After receiving the first visit from the President of South Africa to Britain; Carlos and Camilla made the first trip as kings to France and Germany at the highest level. Given Brexit and the need to build good relations with European partners, the visit was of great importance.

King Charles and King Camilla at the Brandenburg Gate with the German Chancellor and his wifeKing Charles and King Camilla at the Brandenburg Gate with the German Chancellor and his wife

Unfortunately in half of the route fell due to protests in France over Macron’s government pension reform. The same did not happen with Germany, where Carlos and Camilla were welcomed with open arms during their state visit between March 29 and 31, 2023 at the Berlin-Brandenburg airport, which began with a reception.

Kings To the Brandenburg Gatewhere with his hosts the president of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and his wife Elke Büdenbender. There were moments of greeting the citizens. He had reached the main course at night a gala dinner that the two presidents offered to visitors at the Bellevue Palace in Berlinwhere all eyes fell on Camilla because of the official ornament of the President of the Federal Republic of Germany;

King Charles and Camilla with the President of Germany and his wife at a gala dinner in BerlinKing Charles and Camilla with the President of Germany and his wife at a gala dinner in Berlin

The Queen Consort adorned her head with the tiara of Boucheron, the tiara of Greville. is called for whom he possessed it. This jewel came into the British royal family after Margaret Greville bequeathed the jewels to the dying queen mother, then queen consort. That was in 1942. The Queen Mother loved to show it off. He went so far as to place another line of diamonds. Isabella II, who already had a large collection of Monarchs, didn’t like it so much, so she gave it to Camilla, who also has a royal box at her disposal.

And if it is not enough, Queen Camilla has added a swashbuckling City of London look to her press releases which came to the jeweler’s office from the London lenders of the then Princess Elizabeth for her wedding to the Duke of Edinburgh in 1947. As tiaras are usually removable, the Queen Consort chose to use them as an ornament, and incidentally it was worn by Queen Elizabeth. .

Queen Camilla wearing Greville plates and a City of London necklace at a Berlin gala dinner.Queen Camilla wearing Greville plates and a City of London necklace at a Berlin gala dinner.

King Charles and Camilla not only greeted Angela Merkel, but also to various German relatives of the Monarch. Outside of Edinburgh’s wider German ancestry, his four sisters all married Dutch princes, so they have descendants in Germany who continue to deal with the British royal family. And so Prince Philip of Hohenlohe-Langebourg with his wife Saskia and sister Princess Xenia of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, as well Marquis Bernhard of Badenwith his wife Stephanie of Baden.

During dinner, King Carlos III was surprised when President Steinmeier presented him with a photograph taken in 1962 in which the Duke of Edinburgh appears with Carlos at Frankfurt airport:A visit to relatives first brought you here in 1962. You were only thirteen years old when you set foot on German soil, with no official reception, no press, no photographer. However, there is a nice photo of you and your father, Prince Philip, arriving at Frankfurt airport. A young journalist, who was still practicing at the time, took the photograph on the trail.”

King Charles and Queen Camilla greet their cousins ​​Prince and Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and Princess Xenia of Hohenlohe-Langenburg at a State Party at the Schloss in Berlin Bellevue tonight! #RoyalVisitGermany


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Of course Charles III was impressed and surprised, and he replied that he was also surprised speech in English and Germanthat language Prince Philip spoke abundantly and in which King Charles seems to have at least his speech: for the more intense messages of favor and affection which we received from so many peoples in Germany, following the sadness of your death last year. Your kindness to me and my family meant more than I can sayThere were some of his words.

“The relationship between Germany and the UK is also very important to me, Mr President, and I am more convinced than ever of its lasting value to all of us. It means a lot to us that my wife and I could come to Germany for this first foreign trip of my kingdom.. I can only assure you that during the time that the King has granted me, I will do everything possible to strengthen the ties between us, as declared in his speech.

“For so many years I have been struck by the strength of so many forms of friendship between our peoples and the society of countless countries.”

Her Majesty addresses the guests at the State Banquet at Bellevue Palace. #RoyalVisitGermany

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I hope with all my heart that as long as I live, my wife and I will return to this wonderful city and watch our tree grow. and we work continuously in this precious friendship between our two regions. Please raise a mirror with me: to you, Mr. Federal President, and Mrs. Büdenbender. And friendship, which is not only of the heart, but also, lasting in the strictest sense of the word, concluded the king, who referred to the tree he had planted with President Steinmeier in the garden of Queen Bellevue. The Green Canopy project was launched for the Platinum Jubilee.

Congress with school and speech in the Bundestag.

The next day the kings were treated together and separately. Carlos III went to the chancellery to meet with the chancellor, Olav Scholz, and later with Camilla, and after they met in the Wittenbergplaztz square, he moved to the Bundestag, the German parliament. There they signed a book of honor without Carlos
III, a problem with the pen
and perhaps on the throne. After the signing and accompanied by President Bärbel Bas, Carlos III entered the room to make a speech, the first British Monarch to speak before the German Parliament.

Charles III signing the book of honor of the BundestagCharles III signing the book of honor of the Bundestag

He speaks again in German in a speech in which he also used English and invited the honor to speak before the Bundestag: “It is a great honor to be with you today. It means a lot to my wife and me that he has invited us to Germany as a royal on our first pilgrimage. And above all, that I can speak here to renew our friendship. My wife and I had the privilege of being invited here to the Bundestag in November 2000 on the occasion of Memorial Day.

“It was very important for me the seventy-five years after World War II; We remember all the victims of war and tyranny together with the Germans and the first of our family to participate in this moving commemoration. Then his invitation shows how far the UK and Germany have come on the path of friendship and peace. You, Mr. Federal President, demonstrated this so strongly in 2008 that you participated in the centenary commemoration of the end of the First World War in London.

Speaking in mixed German and English The king’s speech? at 23 minutes, significantly longer than the 15 minutes spent by Buckingham Palace? a chamber full of the Bundestag He was greeted with great applause

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“Today I am most proud to stand with you again, now King, and to renew the special bond between our two regions. This friendship meant a lot to my beloved Mother.the late Queen, who often made about fifteen official visits to Germany, in five Visits to her State. The first of these, in 1965, occurred when our continent was deeply troubled by war and the trauma of conflict. He was a descendant of the war, and like his father, Regina had served in the swamps. The 11-day journey my parents took to Germany happened to serve as a time for reconciliation between our nations And so the matter of both was very important.

“My mother knew what a great achievement this reconciliation would mean and she wanted to make her efforts with many visits to Germany. Perhaps this is why earned a special place in the hearts of the Germans. “My family and I are deeply moved by Germany’s reaction to my mother’s death,” King said.

King Charles III with the crown cake in GermanyKing Charles III with the crown cake in Germany

“Expressions of condolence from the Bundestag, the Brandenburg Gate with the colors of the Union Jack and thousands of entries in condolence books across the country. All this was a great consolation for us in mourning. For all my family. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the exceptional kindness of the people of Germany,” added Carlos III, who He proceeded to talk about the war in Ukraine and the role of Germany and Britain against the invading Russia to support the invaded country and recalled the acts that remain to be fulfilled and that will be a reminder of the past so that it does not happen again in the present and the future.

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