Prince Charles to urge UK and Germany to ‘reaffirm bond’

Publishedduration10 hours agoimage copyrightPA Mediaimage captionThe Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall arrived in Germany on Saturday evening

The Prince of Wales will urge nations to stand up against intolerance and strive for a "better tomorrow" during a remembrance ceremony in Germany.

In a speech on Sunday, Prince Charles will also call on the UK and Germany to "reaffirm" their bond as they "begin this new chapter in our long history".

His wife, Camilla, is joining him on their first official overseas visit since the start of the Covid pandemic.

It comes as post-Brexit trade talks are reaching their crucial final stages.

The prince will also say the global crises of the pandemic and climate change "demand" that the the UK and Germany "act together".

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall flew to Berlin Brandenburg Airport on Saturday evening in the UK's ministerial RAF Voyager jet – the first time it has flown dignitaries since a makeover costing almost £1m.

The prince, who celebrated his 72nd birthday on Saturday, was presented with a birthday cake during the flight.