Opa ist so glücklich! That’s German for “Grandpa is so happy!” and Prince Charles was beaming ear-to-ear as he and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall arrived in Berlin for an official visit on Tuesday (May 7), a day after the birth of Baby Sussex.
Shortly after touching down at the capital’s Tegel Airport, the couple headed to the Federal Chancellery, where they met German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who formally congratulated the grandparents. “We couldn’t be more delighted at the news, and we’re looking forward to meeting the baby when we return,” Prince Charles said of the birth of his new grandson.
But before heading into a private meeting with Angela, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier gave the Prince of Wales a teddy bear dressed in blue clothes. Camilla received a baby onesie with a balloon that said “It’s a boy.” The duchess smiled and said, “As soon as we return I will deliver it to them, direct from Germany. I’m sure they will be thrilled.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall are visiting Germany on a special trip that is intended to strengthen ties between the UK and Germany. When the visit was announced last month, it caused a lot of speculation about whether Meghan would deliver Baby Sussex before the couple left. In addition to visiting Berlin, Charles and Camilla will also head to Leipzig and Munich.