Dutch royals paying a 3-day visit to Berlin

Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima are in a three-day state visit to Berlin.

As soon as they landed, they were greeted with a 21-gun salute. After that, they went to pay a visit to President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier at Bellevue Palace. They also visited the Anne Frank Centre in the German capital hours after arriving in the city.

The Dutch royals were earlier at the Brandenburg Gate with Mayor of Berlin Michael Müller.

Although their itinerary has not been released to the public due to the pandemic and in order to prevent crowds, they will also visit many cultural and scientific institutions, as well as a meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel.

While it is King Willem-Alexander’s first state visit to Germany since ascending the throne in 2013, he and Queen Maxima have visited all 16 federal states of Germany.

The couple will also visit the Robert Koch Institute, which has led the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in all of Germany.

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