Queen Elizabeth II heads to Frankfurt on Germany state visit

first_imgBritain’s Queen Elizabeth II and German President Joachim Gauck , right, walk to the ‘Roemer’ the town hall in Frankfurt, Germany, Thursday, June 25, 2015. Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip are on an official visit to Germany until Friday, June 26. (AP Photo/Michael Probst) Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Comments   Share   Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Top Stories FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Thousands of cheering Germans welcomed Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday in Frankfurt, which she visited on a day trip that included a stop at the city’s St. Paul’s Church — considered the birthplace of German parliamentary democracy.Church bells rang and a Frankfurt children’s choir sang for the 89-year-old monarch and her husband, Prince Philip, as they visited the church and met more than 100 local citizens. How do cataracts affect your vision? Sponsored Stories Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day The royal couple then walked on a red carpet over to city hall where they had lunch with dignitaries, featuring local specialties from Hesse state and wines from the region. The queen waved to a crowd in the square outside from the building’s balcony — often used in the past by German soccer teams to celebrate winning titles.After the short four-hour trip, the queen and Prince Philip were returning to Berlin, where the British ambassador will host a garden party in honor of the queen later Thursday. They traveled to and from Frankfurt with German President Joachim Gauck aboard a German government plane.At a banquet Wednesday night, Elizabeth was joined by Prime Minister David Cameron ahead of his trip to a Brussels summit of European Union leaders. Cameron is set to outline his hopes there Thursday for changes in Britain’s relationship with the EU ahead of a referendum on whether to stay in the bloc.The queen told banquet guests that “division in Europe is dangerous.”Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Patients with chronic pain give advicelast_img read more