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WATCH: King Charles turns down gift during royal tour - and fan is disappointed

King Charles is currently in Germany on his first state visit since becoming monarch


King Charles with blank expression© Sebastian Reuter
Matthew Moore
Online News Writer & Diversity and Inclusion Lead
March 30, 2023
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King Charles is on his first state visit as monarch as he visits Germany, and during a walkabout, one royal fan attempted to give His Majesty a gift.

Charles was at the iconic Berlin landmark of the Brandenberg Gate where throngs of people had assembled in order to greet him. While many waved German flags as the 74-year-old interacted with them, one attempted to hand him a present. In the clip below, you can see just what Charles was offered and how he decided to turn it down.

WATCH: King Charles turns down gift during state visit

Charles and Queen Consort Camilla arrived in the German capital on Wednesday, where they were greeted by a twenty-one gun salute and a fly-past.They ended their first day in the European country with a State Banquet, where the Queen Consort looked so elegant in a black-and-white dress, while the King looked dapper in his suit.

The monarch has had a busy Thursday as he visited Tegel Airport to meet Ukrainian refugees who had recently arrived in the country. In one touching moment, the royal enjoyed a game of table football with some of the group.

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Charles also addressed the German Parliament, known as the Bundestag, where he spoke about the impact that the war in Ukraine has been having on the world, and praised the way that both the United Kingdom and Germany had led the international response.

King Charles greeting crowds© Andreas Rentz
Charles greeted crowds at the Brandenberg Gate

He also referenced how his late mother, the Queen, had enjoyed the country, having paid five state visits to the nation during her reign.

"That my parents' 11-day tour of Germany should prove to be a pivotal moment in the reconciliation between our nations was, therefore, a matter of great personal significance to them both," he explained.

"My mother understood the immense achievement that reconciliation represented, and in returning to Germany time and again, she was determined to play her own part. It is, perhaps, for this reason that Her late Majesty won a particular place in the affection of the German people."

King Charles delivering a speech in a blue suit© Samir Hussein - Pool
Charles spoke at the Bundestag

Charles and Camilla's visit was originally supposed to begin in France, however, it was called off as the country continues to be rocked by waves of protest.

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A statement from Buckingham Palace read: "The King and The Queen Consort’s State Visit to France has been postponed. Their Majesties greatly look forward to the opportunity to visit France as soon as dates can be found."

A government spokesperson also released a statement: "This decision was taken with the consent of all parties, after the President of France asked the British Government to postpone the visit."

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