Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco Visit Berlin, Germany (VIDEOS)

On July 9, 2012, Their Serene Highness Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco began their official two-day visit to Germany.

The day began with an official welcoming ceremony at Schloss Bellevue where the princely couple were greeted by German President, Mr. Joachim Gauck, and his partner, Ms. Daniela Schadt.

Afterward, the sovereign prince and President Gauck participated in “an hour-long meeting” with German Finance Minister, Mr. Wolfgang Schäuble, as well as other government officials from Germany and Monaco.

In the afternoon, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene took a boat tour aboard the Sanssouci along the River Spree.  Guests included German Foreign Minister, Mr. Guido Westerwelle and his life partner, Mr. Michael Mronz, German fashion designer, Mr. Wolfgang Joop (if you remember, Mr. Joop designed Princess Sophie von Preußen’s,  née Isenburg, wedding dress in 2011) and other prominent government officials as well as members of German high society.

Any way, after the lovely boat tour Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene met the Mayor of Berlin, Mr. Klaus Wowereit, who gave them a tour of the famous Brandenburg Gate and more.

In the evening, the princely couple attended a gala dinner held in their honor and hosted by President Gauck at Schloss Bellevue.  According to the German newspaper, Berliner Morgenpost, during his speech President Gauck “praised” the prince’s commitment to the protection of the environment stating (rough translation):

We need more leaders like you, Serene Highness, who wear this type of motivation in the public… people like you who appeal to responsibility, stimulate change and more…

Click the links below to watch videos as well as to view photos.

Sources: Palais Princier de Monaco, Berliner Morgenpost and Stern

Photo courtesy of Morgenpost