Queen Margrethe of Denmark and Crown Prince Frederik in Berlin

Queen Margrethe of Denmark and Crown Prince Frederik in Berlin

Denmark's Queen Margrethe II. (81) and her son Crown Prince Frederik (53) are expected in Germany today for a four-day state visit.

Dänemarks Königin Margrethe II.

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Queen Margrethe II. of Denmark

The invitation to the royal family came from German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. He and his wife will also welcome Margrethe and Frederik after their arrival at Bellevue Palace. The Danish royals' program ranges from cultural visits to meetings with business representatives. On Wednesday (November 10, 2021), Queen Margarethe will visit the Charité hospital in Berlin, where the history and new projects of the largest university hospital in Europe will be discussed.

Visits to the Humboldt Forum and Brandenburg Gate

Afterwards, a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel is planned. The afternoon will also include visits to the new Humboldt Forum and the Brandenburg Gate. In front of the Neue Wache, which is a memorial to the victims of war and tyranny, the Danish queen and her son will participate in a wreath-laying ceremony.
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"A new chapter in Danish-German relations"

The two will be accompanied by Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod and a delegation of 52 business representatives. With regard to the upcoming change of government in Germany, Kofod said: "I hope the state visit will be the start of a new chapter in Danish-German relations in which we raise cooperation to an even higher level. Not least the areas of climate and digitalization, which are high on the agenda in both Denmark and Germany." The visit to Berlin will last until Friday. Queen Margrethe will then travel on to Munich alone.

Source: dpa/deepl.com

| Last edited: Wednesday, 10. November 2021 10:25 Uhr

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