The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte will be starting their visit to Germany in Berlin today, as part of a five-day tour of Poland and Germany. In honour of the start of this leg of the tour, we are featuring the QUeen’s State Visit to (the then West) Germany in 1965-
The State Visit started with the official welcome and review of the guard at Berlin Airport, after which the Queen and Duke visited the President, gave a speech at the City Hall, and waved from a balcony. In the evening, the Queen (wearing the Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara) and Duke attended a glittering State Banquet at the Augustusburg Palace.
The State Visit also included visits to Munich, Hamburg, and a trip down the Rhine.
The Queen (wearing the Modern Sapphire Tiara) and the Duke of Edinburgh attended another State Banquet at the Augustusburg Palace.
The Queen (wearing Queen Alexandra’s Kokoshnik Tiara) and Duke also attended a gala performance at the National Theatre in Munich.