Angela Merkel visits UK Parliament

27 February 2014

The Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, addressed members of both Houses of Parliament on Thursday 27 February in the Royal Gallery of the Palace of Westminster.

The last German leader to address both Houses of Parliament was Richard Von Weizsäcker, the president of West Germany, on 26 April 1986.

Commons Speaker, John Bercow MP, gave a welcome address introducing Chancellor Merkel's speech.

The Lord Speaker, Baroness D’Souza, thanked Chancellor Merkel following her speech.

After the address, at a private reception with parliamentarians, Chancellor Merkel had the opportunity to view a selection of works of art from the Parliamentary Art Collection and acts from the Parliamentary Archives on display in the Robing Room. The artefacts were chosen to represent the UK's connections with Germany.

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Image: House of Lords 2014 / Photography by Roger Harris

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