PRINCE Charles has touched down in Germany on the primary official flight on the brand new ‘Hair Power One’ jet following its £1 million makeover.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall arrived in Berlin on the RAF Voyager forward of attending a ceremony tomorrow to mark the nation’s Nationwide Day of Mourning.
Prince Charles and Camilla landed in Germany this night forward of attending a ceremony tomorrow to mark the nation’s Nationwide Day of MourningCredit score: Getty Photographs – Getty
The couple turned the primary dignitaries to fly on Britain’s new ‘Hair Power One’ jet following its £1m makeoverCredit score: AFP or licensors
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are the primary members of the British monarchy to attend the Nationwide Day of MourningCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
The couple will attend a wreath-laying occasion on the Neue Wache Memorial, earlier than becoming a member of the Central Remembrance Ceremony on the Bundestag, the place the prince will ship a speech.
It marks the primary time that members of the British monarchy will be part of visitors on the nation’s remembrance occasion.
Clarence Home introduced the temporary go to to Germany earlier this week week and stated in a press release the couple had been invited by the President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
The assertion added: “The Nationwide Day of Mourning will this yr concentrate on the German-British friendship, which has grown within the 75 years for the reason that finish of the Second World Struggle.
“The occasion pays tribute to the Allied dedication to the liberation from Nazi occupation and to the reconstruction, re-democratisation and subsequent reunification of Germany.
“It remembers all victims of conflict and tyranny.”
The official Twitter account for Charles and Camilla additionally shared an autumnal snap of the Royal couple to mark the Prince’s 72nd birthday, which he celebrated at present.
A birthday cake was introduced to the prince throughout the flight and shared amongst his family, and he’s additionally anticipated to mark his milestone privately with Camilla.
Charles and Camilla step off the RAF Voyager on arrival in Berlin’s Brandenburg airportCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are lead alongside a static guard comprised of members of the Germany defence forcesCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
The brand new-look RAF Voyager now has the Union Jack colors on the tailfin whereas the phrases ‘United Kingdom’ are emblazoned in large gold letters on the fuselageCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Prince Charles and Camilla are additionally the primary dignitaries to fly on the RAF Voyager since an expensive makeover in June.
The jet underwent a £900,000 paint job on the request of Boris Johnson – and the plane has even cheekily been dubbed ‘Hair Power One’ after the mop-haired PM.
The earlier gray RAF bodywork has now been changed by the colors of the Union Jack, whereas the phrases “United Kingdom” are emblazoned in large gold letters throughout the fuselage.
An RAF spokesman confirmed the prince and his spouse have been the primary VIPs to make use of the aircraft since its makeover.
He added: “Since its livery was up to date, the VIP Voyager has continued to function as a part of the RAF’s Air to Air Refuelling fleet, supporting operations and coaching.
“As air journey begins to return to regular, the plane may also be used for VIP flights.”
When not carrying ministers and members of the royal household on official overseas journeys the jet, primarily based at RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, flies air-to-air refuelling operations.
Troopers of an honour guard are pictured making ready to welcome Prince CharlesCredit score: AFP or licensors
The official Twitter account for Charles and Camilla additionally shared an autumnal snap of the Prince to mark his 72nd birthday, which he celebrated at presentCredit score: AP:Related Press