Watch as King Charles continues Germany trip with historic Bundestag address

Oliver Browning
Thursday 30 March 2023 11:05 BST
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Watch as King Charles III continues his visit to Germany.

The monarch addressed the Bundestag on Thursday 30 March during a high-profile trip that will attempt to rebuild some of the European ties damaged by Brexit.

His remarks marked the first time that a member of the British royal family has spoken to members of Germany’s lower house of parliament while it is in session.

On Wednesday night, Charles pledged to “strengthen the connections” between the two nations while speaking at a banquet at Schloss Bellevue presidential palace in Berlin.

He also spoke in German to say he and Camilla were “deeply touched” by the warm welcome they had received and he praised the “very special” nation.

The King’s visit comes after the postponement of the French leg of his European tour, which was shelved by Emmanuel Macron last Friday after nationwide protests against his retirement age reforms.

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