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Queen Elizabeth II meeting survivors, liberators of former Nazi camp as Germany visit ending

  • Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, right, is presented with flowers as she walks across the Pariser Platz near Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate Friday June 26, 2015, the last day of her state visit to Germany. (John MacDougall/Pool Photo via AP)

    Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, right, is presented with flowers as she walks across the Pariser Platz near Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate Friday June 26, 2015, the last day of her state visit to Germany. (John MacDougall/Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, right, is presented with flowers as she walks across the Pariser Platz near Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate Friday June 26, 2015, the last day of her state visit to Germany. (John MacDougall/Pool Photo via AP)

    Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, right, is presented with flowers as she walks across the Pariser Platz near Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate Friday June 26, 2015, the last day of her state visit to Germany. (John MacDougall/Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Berlin's Mayor Michael Mueller, right, speak to wellwishers on Pariser Platz at the Brandenburg Garte in Berlin, Friday June 26, 2015, the last day of Queen Elizabeth's and the Duke of Edinburgh state visit to Germany. (Fabrizio Bensch/Pool Photo via AP)

    Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Berlin's Mayor Michael Mueller, right, speak to wellwishers on Pariser Platz at the Brandenburg Garte in Berlin, Friday June 26, 2015, the last day of Queen Elizabeth's and the Duke of Edinburgh state visit to Germany. (Fabrizio Bensch/Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Queen Elizabeth II has greeted flag-waving crowds next to Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate on the final day of her state visit to Germany, looking upbeat and spry despite a busy schedule.

Elizabeth was handed bouquets by schoolchildren who waited outside her hotel Friday morning, and she smiled broadly when greeted by a little boy dressed like a king, complete with a blue and gold crown.

The day was to take a more somber turn as the 89-year-old monarch set off to visit the former Nazi concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen. Teenage diarist Anne Frank and her sister Margot died there just weeks before the British liberated the camp on April 15, 1945.

The queen plans to visit a memorial there and meet with some survivors and liberators of the camp.