UK’s King chooses France and Germany for its first overseas state visit


King Charles III of Britain will begin his first foreign state visit as an emperor to the neighboring European countries of France and Germany, Buckingham Palace announced.
King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla will travel to Paris, where they will be hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron, and then they will head to Berlin and Hamburg, where they will be hosted by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. In Berlin, King Charles will address the Bundestag, making him the first British Emperor to give a speech in the German Parliament.
Palace’s statement said, “The journey will celebrate Britain’s relations with France and Germany, marking our shared history, culture, and values.” “It will provide an opportunity to look forward and display many ways that we are working in partnership with the UK, France, and Germany, whether it is to deal with climate change, answer the conflict in Ukraine, seize business and investment opportunities, or share our art and culture best,” said.
The choice of countries is being considered important in view of Brexit to repeat the UK’s bilateral relations with members and states of the European Union (EU). “U.K. with France and Germany Along with speaking about the strength of bilateral relations, His Majesty’s visits will include discussions about stability and highlighting the importance of the community — the major topics that are embraced by citizens of all our countries.
Buckingham Palace said, “There will also be opportunities to reflect on our shared past sacrifices and challenges, of which a permanent heritage of cooperation and harmony has come.”
Between March 26 and 31, the journey will include the state banquet and several formal programs in the two countries, including the inauguration of the British Consulate in Bordeaux and the meeting of Ukrainian refugees displaced by the conflict with Russia.
Raja’s late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, and her father, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, paid visits to the state in 2014 and 2015, respectively, before the European Union’s Brexit referendum.