King Charles and Camilla, the Queen’s Queen, have officially launched their release new era As the monarchs of Britain, they arrived in Germany on their first foreign trip.
The king and his wife were greeted by a 21-gun salute and two overhead aircraft upon their arrival. They were also greeted by their supporters as they got off their plane on their way to their car.
It was previously scheduled to be the royal couple Their tour begins in Francealthough plans were changed and canceled due to protests over pension reform in that country.
It is said that the king is using this trip as an opportunity to strengthen relations with Germany while also proving that he will be as successful as his country. Late mother Queen Elizabeth II.
The king and his wife shared a message regarding their trips to their Twitter page, writing: “Ahead of our first official visit to Germany, we are very much looking forward to meeting all those who make this country so special. It is a visit of great joy that we can continue to deepen the longstanding friendship between our two countries.”
Just an hour later, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife, Elke Bodenbinder, greeted the couple with military honors at the Brandenburg Gate.
dignitaries posed for pictures before enjoying a reception inside.
The trip was designed to underscore British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s efforts to rebuild ties with the German bloc after six years of the Brexit debate and highlight the two countries’ shared history as they work together to combat Russian aggression in Ukraine.
Now it all depends on Germany, as the monarch faces his first big test of whether he can be an effective conduit for the “soft power” that the House of Windsor has traditionally used, helping Britain pursue its geopolitical goals through the glitz and glamour of the 1,000-year-old monarchy.
The German president was complimentary of Charles during the reception, saying, “You are, quite literally, the driving forces behind the energy transition. … You are helping to make the world a better place.”
On Thursday, the king is scheduled to deliver a speech to the German parliament.
On Friday, the couple will head to Hamburg, with plans to visit the Kindertransport memorial to Jewish children who fled the terror of the Nazis.