Hundreds of well-wishers greet Charles and Camilla in Berlin
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were greeted by hundreds of well-wishers on the first day of their tour of Germany, after the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s baby.
On his visit to the president of Germany in Berlin on Tuesday, Charles was given a teddy bear, as the president said: “First of all, let me congratulate you.”
The congratulations from President Frank-Walter Steinmeier came at the beginning of a day which was filled with hundreds of messages from members of the public who came to catch a glimpse of the prince.
Camilla also received gifts for the new baby, as she visited an outpatient clinic for victims of domestic violence.
The duchess was given a onesie decorated with German art as well as a balloon with the words “It’s a boy” written on it.
Camilla said: “As soon as we return I will deliver it to them, direct from Germany. I’m sure they will be thrilled.”
Charles and Camilla ended their afternoon engagements with a visit to the Brandenburg Gate, where hundreds gathered to pass on their congratulations.
Replying to one comment of “Congratulations on the new grandchild”, Charles said: “Thank you, I’m collecting a rather large number of them.”
Asked if he had seen the baby yet, Charles said: “Not yet. How many grandchildren have you got? None yet? Just you wait.”
Addressing people in the capital, the Prince of Wales said: “We couldn’t be more delighted at the news and we’re looking forward to meeting the baby when we return.”
The couple were welcomed to Berlin on Tuesday by Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The three of them posed for photographs before heading into the Federal Chancellery for a private meeting.
Before he made his way inside, one man shouted through the gates to Charles, saying: “Congratulations, grandfather.”
The couple are also due to visit Leipzig and Munich on their four-day tour.