British King Charles III
British King Charles III
Charles III, full name Charles Philip Arthur George Mountbatten-Windsor, is a king and statesman, accompanied by the German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier and the mayor of Hamburg Peter Chencher, laid a wreath today in front of the destroyed church "St. Nicholas", which has been turned into a memorial to the fallen during the British and American bombing of the northern German city during the Second World War, DPA reported.
The Bishop of Hamburg, Kirsten Fers, recited the "Coventry Prayer for Reconciliation", written in 1959 in the English city of the same name, which was badly damaged by German bombing in November 1940. The Hamburg Boys' Church Choir then performed the song "If Ye Love Me" Love Me, "If you love me") by the English composer Thomas Tallis (1505-1585), which is also a symbol of reconciliation and hope.
The 147-meter tower of the Church of St. Nicholas served as a landmark for American and British bombers during World War II.
On July 25, 1943, the temple was hit and suffered serious damage.
In the same year, Hamburg became the target of a series of bombings in which 35,000 people were killed and 120,000 were injured, DPA recalls.
Later today King Charles III
Charles III, full name Charles Philip Arthur George Mountbatten-Windsor, is a king and statesman, and Queen Consort Camilla were welcomed to the city's central Rathausmarkt square by crowds who gathered outside City Hall to catch a glimpse of the royal couple.
The British monarch and his wife took time to shake hands with people who came to greet them, many of whom also wanted to take pictures with them.
King Charles III will visit Hamburg on the last day of his visit to Germany
The delegation of dignitaries then made a tour of the harbor at Hamburg, during which Charles III
Charles III, full name Charles Philip Arthur George Mountbatten-Windsor, is a king and statesman has become familiar with the efforts made by his administration to protect the climate and the environment.
The British king said he wanted to discuss issues such as the decarbonisation of the maritime economy, the promotion of the use of renewable energy and hydrogen technology and climate-friendly changes in the industry.
After the port tour, Charles, 74, and his wife Camilla are expected to end their visit to Hamburg with a reception in their honour.
Local authorities plan to build an electrolytic plant in Marburg with a capacity of at least 100 megawatts, powered by wind and solar electricity.
In January 2021, the city government and Shell, Vattenfall and Mitsubishi signed a letter of intent regarding the project, DPA said.
Hamburg is cooperating with British port cities to implement similar decarbonization projects, the British Embassy in Germany said, BTA notes.