The spectators at the reception for the British King Charles III. and his wife Camilla at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin had to go through strict security checks on Wednesday. In specially erected tents on Unter den Linden at the entrance to the extensively cordoned off area, the people and their bags were x-rayed like at the airport. Accompanied by police officers, small groups then went to Pariser Platz in front of the Brandenburg Gate, where the spectator areas were located on both sides. The military ceremonial for the reception was to take place in the middle from around 3:00 p.m.
According to their own statements, the first people waiting lined up at the barriers around 6:30 a.m. At around 1 p.m., the police tweeted: "More than 300 visitors are currently waiting in front of the control tent. All people and their bags are scanned there." A total of 1500 spectators should have access.
As early as midday, the Bundeswehr Staff Band and the Defense Ministry's Guard Battalion marched up in front of the Brandenburg Gate. You should play at the reception with military honors by Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
Several exits from the underground S-Bahn station at Pariser Platz were closed until the afternoon. Motorists had to put up with long-distance traffic delays and traffic jams. The police asked them to drive around the area.