King Charles III (74) chose a special conclusion to end the second day of his current trip to Germany. Together with the Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier (67), the British monarch visited an eco-village in the Brandenburg district of Barnim and even slipped into a white coat - a so-called clean room suit. The background: high hygiene measures in the cheese dairy there. Charles even lent a hand himself and, together with the operators, produced a royal cheese.
As the press spokeswoman for the Ökodorf Brodowin previously revealed to the "Bild" newspaper, the Charles cheese is made from cow's milk and is similar to an established product that is already in the range: the Brodowin farmer's cheese. On the occasion of the king's visit, it was additionally refined with carrot juice in order to develop a beautiful orange colour. He also gets a crown emblem for recognition. The cheese has to mature for eight weeks, after which it is sold regularly via the in-house online shop and in selected supermarkets.
In addition to the cheese dairy, Charles also wanted to find out more about the protection of wetlands and the concept of keeping animals in the eco-village. 160 dairy cows, 300 dairy goats and 1,800 hens live there. As the spokeswoman also revealed, an inquiry was received in January. It said that a "member of the British government" would like to visit. It only became clear over time that it was the king: "But basically everyone can and may visit us."
Before the visit, the ecovillage staff were briefed by palace officials. You should stick to royal etiquette: "You shouldn't address the king. It means you can act or answer if asked." But you see that more relaxed: "We have not explicitly forbidden addressing..." What is undesirable, however, are private snapshots. The employees were asked to leave their own mobile phones at home: "We are sure that our employees know how to behave," said the spokeswoman.