King Charles III visits Hamburg during the final leg of his foreign trip

BERLIN (AP) — King Charles III For the final leg in his three-day trip to Germany, he will board a carriage but not the horse-drawn type. He and Camilla, Queen Consort, will travel by train to Hamburg on Friday.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier, German President, will accompany the British Royals on the two-hour high-speed trip from Berlin.

Charles arrived Wednesday in Germany to embark on his first foreign trip as King. Steinmeier welcomed them at the Brandenburg Gate with full military honors Later, they hosted a banquet in honor of them.

Charles was born on Thursday. the first monarch to address the German parliament, telling assembled lawmakers that “together we must strive for the security, prosperity and well-being that our people deserve.” He then met with Ukrainian refugees and a German-British military unit before visiting an organic farm where he tried his hand at making cheese.

The British government carefully planned Charles’s trip as part of an effort to coordinate it. mend frayed ties With its continental partners following the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union.

Charles had originally intended to visit France first. anti-government protests Both governments decided to delay that portion of Charles’s trip due to the fact that he was in Germany. The new itinerary placed the emphasis on Germany as Charles’ family roots are there and the royals are always fascinating.

In Hamburg, the royal couple are scheduled to visit a memorial to the Kindertransporte, or children’s transports, that resulted in more than 10,000 Jewish children receiving refuge from Nazi Germany in the U.K. 85 years ago.

Charles and Camilla are also set to place a wreath at St. Nikolai Church to honor the more than 30,000 German civilians who died in Operation Gomorrah. This was the Allied bombing campaign that decimated Hamburg in July 1943.

The King’s visit will end with a boat ride and a farewell party that features musical performances including a Beatles cover band, and a sea-shanty group.

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