On Wednesday evening, King Charles III expressed his deep appreciation for the warm welcome he received at an evening banquet with German officials.
This marked his first international visit as Britain’s new monarch. He spoke to an audience at Bellevue Castle, which included German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and former German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Charles assured them that he would do all he could during his reign to strengthen the connections between Britain and Germany.
In addition, King Charles emphasized that the two countries advanced their shared democratic values and stood side by side, as they supported Ukraine’s defence of freedom and sovereignty in the face of unprovoked aggression.
Reception at Palace Bellevue
Charles and Queen Consort Camilla arrived at Berlin’s government airport early on Wednesday afternoon.
During an afternoon reception at Palace Bellevue, the German president’s official residence, Steinmeier called the visit “a great personal gesture.”
Initially, Charles had planned to visit France before heading to Germany ,but he had to cancel the first leg of his trip due to massive protests over the French government’s efforts to raise the country’s retirement age by two years.