King Charles Visits Germany in First State Visit

King Charles iii and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier wave during the ceremonial welcome at Brandenburg Gate on March 29.
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King Charles Visits Germany in First State Visit

King Charles iii and Queen Camilla arrived in Berlin yesterday for their first state visit since the King inherited the British throne last year. The royal couple had planned to first visit French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris; however, having a state banquet in the Palace of Versailles while the masses in Paris were rioting felt insensitive. Instead, the King and Queen visited German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Germany was the last country the late Queen Elizabeth ii paid a state visit to.

Warm welcomes: Upon their arrival at Berlin, the King and Queen were greeted with a 21-gun salute and a flyover. They then met Steinmeier and his wife at Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg Gate. The King and the president later planted a tree together in honor of Queen Elizabeth ii.

That evening, Steinmeier hosted King Charles with a state banquet at the Bellevue Palace. Prominent guests included former Chancellor Angela Merkel and party leaders Robert Habeck and Christian Lindner, who are part of Germany’s governing coalition. Notably absent was current German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. King Charles, who speaks fluent German, gave a bilingual address at the dinner. Here are some excerpts:

I am utterly convinced that the connections between us will grow ever stronger as, together, we pursue a more sustainable, prosperous and secure future. …

Over all these years, and in so many ways, I have been struck by the warmth of the friendship between our nations and by the vitality of our partnership in countless areas. It was, Mr. President, a friendship which mattered greatly to my mother, the late Queen, who cared deeply about the bond between our two countries. …

The relationship between Germany and the United Kingdom matters greatly to me, too, Mr. President, and I am more convinced than ever of its enduring value to us all. It means so much to us that my wife and I could come to Germany for this very first overseas tour of my reign. I can only assure you, that throughout the time that is granted to me as King, I will do all I can to strengthen the connections between us.

Will relations stay warm? The King may try to bring Britain and Germany into a “special relationship,” but Bible prophecy warns this is dangerous. The Trumpet has for decades warned of Britain putting too much trust in Germany. A prophecy in Ezekiel 23 states that Britain (under the poetic name Aholah) puts too much trust in her “lovers” (allies), the Assyrians (verses 5-8). The Assyrians are today the modern Germans. Verses 9-10 show this relationship leads to a German double cross against Britain.

To learn more, read Chapter 10 of Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry’s free book Ezekiel—The End-Time Prophet.