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Queen Elizabeth II heads to Frankfurt for day trip in Germany state visit

  • Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, left, looks on as Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, right, laughs prior to a State Banquet hosted by President Gauck in Bellevue Palace in Berlin Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are on a state visit to Germany until Friday, June 26. (Wolfgang Kumm/pool via AP)

    Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, left, looks on as Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, right, laughs prior to a State Banquet hosted by President Gauck in Bellevue Palace in Berlin Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip are on a state visit to Germany until Friday, June 26. (Wolfgang Kumm/pool via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • German Chancellor Angela Markel, left, and her husband Joachim Sauer arrive for an official state dinner for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, in front of Germany's President Joachim Gauck's residence Bellevue Palace in Berlin, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip are on an official visit to Germany until Friday, June 26. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

    German Chancellor Angela Markel, left, and her husband Joachim Sauer arrive for an official state dinner for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, in front of Germany's President Joachim Gauck's residence Bellevue Palace in Berlin, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip are on an official visit to Germany until Friday, June 26. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)  (The Associated Press)

  • British Prime Minister David Cameron arrives for an official state dinner for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, in front of Germany's President Joachim Gauck's residence Bellevue Palace in Berlin, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip are on an official visit to Germany until Friday, June 26. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

    British Prime Minister David Cameron arrives for an official state dinner for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, in front of Germany's President Joachim Gauck's residence Bellevue Palace in Berlin, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip are on an official visit to Germany until Friday, June 26. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)  (The Associated Press)

Queen Elizabeth II is heading to Frankfurt for a day trip that includes a visit to the city's St. Paul's Church, considered the birthplace of German parliamentary democracy.

The 89-year-old monarch and her husband, Prince Philip, were flying from Berlin Thursday morning. After visiting the church, the seat of the first freely elected German legislative body known as the Frankfurt Assembly, they will lunch with local dignitaries and meet members of the public before returning to Berlin.

Elizabeth was joined at a banquet Wednesday night by Prime Minister David Cameron, who was to outline in Brussels Thursday Britain's hopes for changes in its relationship with the European Union ahead of a referendum on whether to stay in the bloc.

The queen told banquet guests that "division in Europe is dangerous."