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Queen Elizabeth to begin Germany state visit that will include trip to ex-concentration camp

  • FILE - A Tuesday June 16, 2015 file photo showing Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arriving with Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Harry for the first day of  Royal Ascot horse racing meet at Ascot, England. The queen is planning to leave Tuesday, June 23, 2015, on a state visit to Germany that will include her first visit to a former concentration camp site. She and her husband Prince Philip plan to visit the Bergen-Belsen camp where diarist Anne Frank and her sister Margot died just weeks before the British liberated it on April 15, 1945. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)

    FILE - A Tuesday June 16, 2015 file photo showing Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arriving with Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Harry for the first day of Royal Ascot horse racing meet at Ascot, England. The queen is planning to leave Tuesday, June 23, 2015, on a state visit to Germany that will include her first visit to a former concentration camp site. She and her husband Prince Philip plan to visit the Bergen-Belsen camp where diarist Anne Frank and her sister Margot died just weeks before the British liberated it on April 15, 1945. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - A Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004 photo from files of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip being escorted by the police as they drive through the Brandenbourg gate in Berlin, during a three-day state visit. Queen Elizabeth II is planning to leave Tuesday, June 23, 2015, on a state visit to Germany that will include her first visit to a former concentration camp site. She and her husband Prince Philip plan to visit the Bergen-Belsen camp where diarist Anne Frank and her sister Margot died just weeks before the British liberated it on April 15, 1945. (Stephanie Pilick/File Pool Photo via AP)

    FILE - A Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2004 photo from files of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip being escorted by the police as they drive through the Brandenbourg gate in Berlin, during a three-day state visit. Queen Elizabeth II is planning to leave Tuesday, June 23, 2015, on a state visit to Germany that will include her first visit to a former concentration camp site. She and her husband Prince Philip plan to visit the Bergen-Belsen camp where diarist Anne Frank and her sister Margot died just weeks before the British liberated it on April 15, 1945. (Stephanie Pilick/File Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - A May 27, 1965 file photo of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip being driven in a Mercedes 600 car as they pass the Brandenburg Gate during their first visit to Berlin. The queen is planning to leave Tuesday, June 23, 2015, on a state visit to Germany that will include her first visit to a former concentration camp site. She and her husband Prince Philip plan to visit the Bergen-Belsen camp where diarist Anne Frank and her sister Margot died just weeks before the British liberated it on April 15, 1945. (AP Photo/File)

    FILE - A May 27, 1965 file photo of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip being driven in a Mercedes 600 car as they pass the Brandenburg Gate during their first visit to Berlin. The queen is planning to leave Tuesday, June 23, 2015, on a state visit to Germany that will include her first visit to a former concentration camp site. She and her husband Prince Philip plan to visit the Bergen-Belsen camp where diarist Anne Frank and her sister Margot died just weeks before the British liberated it on April 15, 1945. (AP Photo/File)  (The Associated Press)

Queen Elizabeth II is leaving on a state visit to Germany that will include her first trip to a former concentration camp site.

The 89-year-old Elizabeth and her 94-year-old husband Philip are planning a strenuous schedule after their arrival Tuesday evening.

Elizabeth will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Wednesday after a boat trip along the River Spree. They will also meet with President Joachim Gauck. Thursday will be spent in the financial hub of Frankfurt.

On Friday, the royal couple plans to meet with residents of Berlin in Pariser Platz before traveling to Lower Saxony for the visit to the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, where diarist Anne Frank and her sister Margot died just weeks before the British liberated it on April 15, 1945.