Britain’s monarch, King Charles III, is billed to visit Germany on Wednesday for his first state visit abroad.
During his visit, the monarch is expected to address the parliament and meet with Ukrainian refugees, according to The News Agency of Nigeria.
Charles, who would be travelling with his wife, Camilla, the queen consort, for the three-day trip will be received with a 21-gun salute at Berlin’s airport on Wednesday afternoon, before he travels on to the Brandenburg Gate.
In front of a crowd of well-wishers, the king will be the first state guest ever to be greeted with military honours at the Berlin landmark.
Following the honorable welcome, there would be a reception and discussion at Bellevue Palace, the official residence of German President, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, about energy transition and sustainable development.
In the evening, Steinmeier will host a state banquet for Charles with around 130 guests.
Recall that, sometime last week, Charles had planned to visit France before coming to Germany, however, his journey was postponed due to the widespread social unrest triggered by the French President, Emmanuel Macron’s pension reform.
Charles’ German trip, which comes just weeks before his coronation on May 6, is perceived as a new beginning in the partnership between Germany and Britain.