Prince Charles and Camilla Make Historic Visit to Germany In First Overseas Visit Since Pandemic

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall arrive to a wreath laying ceremony on national Memorial Day at the Neue Wache in Berlin, on November 15, 2020.

Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall made a historic visit on Sunday. The pair attended Berlin’s Central Remembrance Ceremony on the invitation of the President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier. 

Sunday was the first time that members of the royal family have attended the event, which this year marked the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. Charles and Camilla's visit was also their first overseas trip since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The Prince of Wales made a solo visit to Kuwait in October to pay tribute to that country's late leader.

Charles and Camilla commemorated Germany's National Day of Mourning by attending a wreath-laying ceremony at the Neue Wache Memorial, before joining the Central Remembrance Ceremony at the German parliament, where Charles delivered a speech. 

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (L) and Britain's Prince Charles, Prince of Wales pay their respect during a wreath laying ceremony on national Memorial Day at the Neue Wache in Berlin, on November 15, 2020.

The royal couple recently led British memorials surrounding Remembrance Day in the U.K. 

15 November 2020, Berlin: Prince Charles and his wife Camilla are standing next to Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier (r) and his wife Elke Büdenbender (2nd from right) before a conversation in Bellevue Palace. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are in Berlin on the occasion of the central commemoration of the Volkstrauertag. This year's national day of mourning in memory of the victims of National Socialism and the dead of both world wars is dedicated to German-British friendship. Photo
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Charles turned 72 on Saturday, and in honor of the occasion, his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, shared a sweet black-and-white throwback pic from April 1949. The photo, posted on Instagram, shows Charles as a baby on his mother's lap. It was taken at Buckingham Palace.

"Wishing The Prince of Wales a very happy birthday today!" the caption reads. The post also includes a most recent photo of Charles and his mother  sitting next to each other and laughing.

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