Moment German fan tries to put Burger King crown on Charles’ head – as giggling King gives typically restrained response | The Sun

CHARLES and Camilla were greeted by flag-waving fans in Berlin today on the first state visit of his reign, and given an odd gift from a member of the crowd.

A local German man attempted to gift Charles a paper crown from Burger King, clearly amusing the soon to be crowned King of England.

The fan said: "This is for you, if you want it."

Charles laughed and declined the offer, and continued to move through the crowded streets greeting fans.

Camilla seemed to enjoy meeting their doting fans, and was spotted taking selfies with a few of those in the crowd.

Charles also spoke to other members of the crowd wearing the paper crowns, seemingly in hysterics.


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One little girl was seen snapping photos of the King with a small children's camera.

Earlier today, Charles and Camilla have shared their "great joy" as they arrive in Germany for the first state visit of his reign.

Charles, 74, and the Queen Consort, 75, landed at Berlin Brandenburg Airport at around 1pm.

Their plane, which left RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire this morning, was escorted by German fighter jets.

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Stepping off the plane, the pair were all smiles as they got ready to carry out their duties. 

They were greeted by a 21-gun salute and a fly-past by two fighter jets.

Camilla was handed a bright bouquet of flowers as she donned a blue coat and black boots.

Releasing a joint statement on Twitter, the royals said they were hoping to develop the "longstanding friendship between our two nations".

It read: "Ahead of our first state visit to Germany, we are very much looking forward to meeting all of those who make this country so special.

"It is a great joy to be able to continue the deepening of the longstanding friendship between our two nations."

They have met with President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and wife Elke Budenbender, and gone to their residence at Bellevue Palace.

Charles helped plant a tree on the grounds before he's set to attend a luxurious state banquet this evening.

The tour was due to start on Sunday with a quick flight to France.

However, it was quickly shelved after rioters took over the streets in 50 areas.

The anti-government marches were staged after President Emmanuel Macron raised the retirement age from 62 to 64.

Civil unrest in the country forced Macron to ask the British Government if they could postpone the King's four-day visit.

Sylvie Bermann, who served as Paris's ambassador to Britain between 2014 and 2017, said Macron wanted the visit to go ahead "until the last minute".

She added a planned state banquet at the Palace of Versailles for Charles and Camilla would "not have given a good image".

Lord Ricketts, a former national security adviser, said the lavish Versailles dinner would have had "echoes" of the French revolution if it was allowed to go ahead.

Charles' first state visit as King comes at the same time son Harry is battling a case against publisher Associated Newspapers Limited (ANL).

The Duke of Sussex, 38, is currently in London over allegations the ANL unlawfully gathered information – which have been strongly denied.

The royal was at the High Court on Monday and Tuesday but has not shown up for its third day today.

The hearing is expected to end on Thursday.

And it's been reported he was told Charles is "too busy" to see him.

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It is the first time the Prince is back on home soil since the Queen's funeral last September.

Despite his six-month absence, it's understood a trip to see the King and brother William will not be on the cards.

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