The Prince of Wales will stress the need for Britain and Germany to “reaffirm our bond for the years ahead” during a historic trip to Berlin as tense Brexit talks continue.
Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall will attend the central remembrance ceremony in Berlin to commemorate the annual national day of mourning today, at the request of the British government, following an invitation from the president of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
It will be the first time a member of the British Royal Family has ever attended the ceremony.
The visit and speech can be seen as display of how the UK government still wish to be seen to be extending the hand of friendship to its EU neighbours as Brexit trade talks continue.
The prince will say: “As our countries begin this new chapter in our long history, let us reaffirm our bond for the years ahead.Advertisement
“Let us reflect on all that we have been through together, and all that we have learned.
“Let us remember all victims of war, tyranny and persecution; those who laid down their lives for the freedoms we cherish, and those who struggle for these freedoms to this day.