German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to welcome Prince Charles

World | 15 Nov 2020 3:06 pm

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will officially receive Britain's Prince Charles at Bellevue Palace in the capital in the morning before heading to the Neue Wache memorial in central Berlin to lay a wreath for the victims of war, Deutsche Welle reports.

Steinmeier attended the British official ceremony to commemorate a century since the end of the First World War in London in 2018.

The German National Day of Mourning takes place every year two Sundays before advent and began in 1919 to remember the fallen of the First World War.

Prince Charles arrived in Berlin on Saturday evening to take part in commemorations for Germany's Day of Mourning (Volkstrauertag) on Sunday.

This year marks 75 years since the end of the Second World War and the invitation to the British royal to give a speech at the ceremony is intended to shine a light on British-German relations — from enemies in war time to firm economic and political allies.

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