Angela Merkel will probably have her last visit to Great Britain during her tenure. There will also be a meeting with Queen Elizabeth II. The Chancellor feels honored.
During her visit to Great Britain, Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) will also be received by Queen Elizabeth II on Friday. The meeting will take place in the afternoon at Windsor Castle, about 40 kilometers from London, said Buckingham Palace.
According to the federal government, Merkel sees the reception by the Queen as “an honor”, which she is very happy about. The two women last met in mid-June on the sidelines of the G7 summit in Cornwall, south-west England.
Merkel meets Premier Johnson in front of the Queen
Merkel will visit British Prime Minister Boris Johnson before meeting Elizabeth II. The conversation should be about German-British relations and the global response to the corona pandemic. The Chancellor recently urged the EU states to agree on a quarantine for travelers from Great Britain in order to avoid infections with the delta variant of the corona virus, which is widespread on the island.
The meeting with Johnson is due to take place at the Checkers country estate, northwest of London. For Merkel, who is leaving her post after the general election in September after 16 years, it is likely to be her last visit as Chancellor in Great Britain.
Merkel already met Queen during the G7 summit
After meeting the British Queen on the sidelines of the G-7 summit, Merkel described it as a “unique experience”. “It was a great honor that three generations of the royal family spoke to us and came to us, especially of course The Majesty The Queen,” said Merkel.
Together with other members of the royal family, Elizabeth II had received the participants of the G7 summit in the botanical garden “Eden Project”. Elizabeth’s son Prince Charles and her grandson Prince William also attended.