The King and The Queen Consort, accompanied by The President of the Federal Republic of Germany and Ms. Büdenbender, today carried out the following engagements in Germany.
Their Majesties this afternoon arrived at Hamburg-Dammtor Railway Station and were received by Mr Peter Tschentscher (First Mayor of Hamburg).
The King and The Queen Consort walked to the “Kindertransport — the Final Parting” memorial statue, where Her Majesty laid a rose, and were received by the Chairman of Kindertransport Organisation Germany (Ms Lisa Bechner) and Mr Nicholas Teller (British Honorary Consul, Hamburg).
The King and The Queen Consort afterwards visited St Nikolai Memorial Church, Willy-Brandt-Strasse, Hamburg, and were received by Dr Martin Vetter (Principal Pastor).
Their Majesties listened to “the Coventry Litany of Reconciliation”, read by Bishop Kirsten Fehrs, before The King laid a wreath in front of the altar and The Queen Consort laid a flower.
Their Majesties drove to Hamburg City Hall and signed the City’s Golden Book before The King arrived at Dockland Pier and was received by the Chairman of Hamburg Port Authority (Mr Friederich Stuhrmann) and Mr Axel Mattern (Chairman of Hamburg Port Marketing plc).
His Majesty embarked in MS HAMBURG to travel along the River Elbe, viewing the future site of the Green Energy Hub Hamburg and 100 megawatt electrolyser and hearing about the ongoing transition to a carbon-free port.
The King attended a Reception onboard before disembarking at Dockland Pier.
The Queen Consort, accompanied by Ms Büdenbender, visited Rudolf-Ross-Grundschule, Kurze Strasse, Hamburg.
Their Majesties later visited Schuppen 52, Australiastrasse, Hamburg, and were received by the British Embassy Berlin Economic Counsellor (Ms Natalie Toms) and Mr Rafe Courage (His Majesty’s Consul-General for Dusseldorf).
The King and The Queen Consort, attended by the Rt Hon Sir Clive Alderton, Mr Christopher Fitzgerald, Mrs Jennifer Jordan-Saifi, Mr Tobyn Andreae, Professor Charles Deakin, Dr Douglas Glass, Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Thompson and Mrs Sophia Densham, subsequently departed Germany for Royal Air Force Brize Norton.
St James’s Palace
The Princess Royal this morning visited Ammo and Company, Gravelly Industrial Park, Hanover Drive, Birmingham, and was received by His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of West Midlands (Sir John Crabtree).
Her Royal Highness, Vice Patron, the British Horse Society, this afternoon visited Summerfield Stables, Brookwood Avenue, Hall Green, Birmingham, and was received by Mr Thomas Westley (Deputy Lieutenant of West Midlands).