King Charles III visits Hamburg on final leg of foreign trip
King Charles III is boarding a carriage, though not the horse-drawn kind, for the final leg of his three-day visit to Germany, which will bring him and Camilla, the queen consort, by train Friday to the northern port city of Hamburg.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier plans to accompany the British royals on the two-hour high-speed journey from Berlin.
The couple arrived Wednesday in the German capital for Charles' first foreign trip as king. Steinmeier greeted them at the Brandenburg Gate with full military honors and later hosted a banquet in their honor.
On Thursday, Charles became 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.
Charles' trip is part of a carefully calibrated effort by the British government to mend frayed ties with its continental partners after the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union.