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Day 1 - Germany

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Wednesday, 10 November

 

Welcome at Berlin Airport
09:30 am                                              
The Queen arrives at Berlin Airport, where the head of the Office of the Federal President, Stephan Steinlein and Denmark’s ambassador to Germany, HE Susanne Hyldelund, welcome Her Majesty.

In connection with the arrival, a 21-gun salute will be fired and two fighter jets from the German air force will fly over the area. Her Majesty will also inspect a guard of honour.

 

Official welcome at Schloss Bellevue
10:45
am                                              
The Queen and The Crown Prince are officially welcomed by Germany’s President and First Lady at their official residence, Schloss Bellevue. Schloss Bellevue, which is centrally located in Berlin’s Tiergarten close to the Spree River, has been the official residence of presidents of the Federal Republic of Germany since 1994.

During the welcoming ceremony, The Queen and The Crown Prince will sign the guest book and greet the two official delegations, after which Her Majesty will inspect a guard of honour in the presence of The Crown Prince and others.

 

Visit at the university hospital Charité
11:50 am
                                                
The Queen visits the university hospital Charité, which is one of the largest university hospitals in Europe with international recognition for its research, education and treatment. During the visit, Her Majesty will, among other things, see presentations about the hospital’s history and development and visit project stations where the hospital’s newest projects are presented.

 

Visit at Vattenfall Power Plant Reuter West
12:00 Noon   
                                             
The Crown Prince visits Vattenfall’s power station Reuter West, whose coal-fired power plant is about to be decommissioned as a result of Germany’s ambition of having a coal-free energy sector. For five decades, the coal-fired power plant has delivered heat and electricity to the western part of Berlin, but henceforth the power plant will play an important role in Vattenfall’s planned phase-out of coal in Berlin by 2030.

During the visit, The Crown Prince will, among other things, receive a presentation about Vattenfall and Reuter West’s current form of production, after which His Royal Highness will be introduced to the power plant’s process regarding the ongoing and future transition from coal to greener solutions.

 

Official luncheon with HE Chancellor Angela Merkel
1:30 pm
                                                
The Queen and The Crown Prince take part in an official luncheon at the German chancellor’s official residence and secretary, Kanzleramt.

Upon their arrival, Her Majesty and His Royal Highness will be formally welcomed by the chancellor.

 

Wreath-laying ceremony at Neue Wache
2:55 pm
                                                
The Queen and The Crown Prince participate in a wreath-laying ceremony at Neue Wache, which is a memorial for victims of fascism and militarism.

The wreath will be laid by a copy of Käthe Kollwitz’s statue “Mother with dead son”, which is situated inside the building.

 

Visit at Humboldt Forum
3:20 pm
                                            
The Queen and The Crown Prince visit Humboldt Forum, which is Berlin’s new cultural center that opened in the summer of 2021. Humboldt Forum houses, among other things, the non-European collections from Berlin’s national museums as well as the German ethnological museum and the museum for Asian art.

During the visit, The Queen and The Crown Prince will view the exhibition “Berlin-Global”, which is about Berlin’s modern history.

 

Visit at the Brandenburg Gate
4:05 pm
                                
The Queen and The Crown Prince are greeted by Berlin’s mayor, Michael Müller, at the German capital’s famous monument, the Brandenburg Gate.

The monument is the only preserved city gate from Berlin’s old customs wall.

 

Reception for the Danish business delegation
5:00
pm                                              
The Crown Prince takes part in a reception for the Danish business delegation. Upon arrival, His Royal Highness is greeted by Trade Council director Steen Hommel, who afterwards will introduce The Crown Prince to representatives from business organizations.

 

State banquet at Schloss Bellevue
7:30 pm
                                                
The Queen and The Crown Prince participate in a state banquet at Schloss Bellevue.

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4 Danish ministers participating in Berlin. Maybe hitchhike in a government plane this time?


Lots of events on the agenda today and I wont be around until evening. Hold the fort, someone!

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28 minutes ago, mls said:

4 Danish ministers participating in Berlin. Maybe hitchhike in a government plane this time?


Lots of events on the agenda today and I wont be around until evening.

True he could travel with the ministers.  

 

I will check on updates on IG and BB etc as much as I can and post throughout the day. 

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1 minute ago, Izzieq said:

I will check on updates on IG and BB etc as much as I can and post throughout the day. 

Thank you :rose: BB will probably go crazy....

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10 minutes ago, mls said:

Thank you :rose: BB will probably go crazy....

Oh I'm sure they will be all over it and then some. Ulrik may just run out if flowery words to use..lol.  

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You'd think the German Embassy in Denmark would know the correct titles...🙄:

 

"We wish Their Highnesses and the whole delegation a good start to the visit 🇩🇪🇩🇰

 

 

 

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