King Charles warns security under threat in landmark German speech

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During his historic speech to the German parliament, King Charles III declared that Russia’s war in Ukraine poses a significant threat to Europe’s democratic principles.

He went on to state that despite this challenge, allies such as Germany and Britain can draw inspiration and fortitude from their unity, France 24 reported.

This marks the first time a monarch has addressed the German parliament, and King Charles III’s remarks serve as a reminder of the importance of upholding democratic values and standing in solidarity against those who threaten them.

Speaking mostly in German through the 30-minute speech, Charles underlined that “the scourge of war is back in Europe, the war of aggression against Ukraine has brought unimaginable suffering on so many innocent people.”

“The security of Europe as well as our democratic values are under threat. But the world did not stand idly by… we can draw courage from our unity,” he added, as reported by France 24.

Following the passing of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, last year, King Charles III is embarking on his first state visit.

His decision to travel to Germany has been interpreted as an attempt to mend relationships following Brexit.

This move is seen as an effort to establish closer ties between the UK and Germany, and to demonstrate a commitment to maintaining a positive and productive relationship in the post-Brexit era.

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