King Charles greeted by gothic metal band during state visit to Germany

King Charles and Camilla met German Eurovision Song Contest contenders Lord of the Lost at an event at the embassy in Hamburg (Photo: AFP via Getty Images)

King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla received a unique welcome in Germany as they were greeted by gothic metal Eurovision band Lord of the Lost.

The industrial metal group will represent Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, which will be held in Liverpool as winners Ukraine cannot host due to the ongoing war with Russia.

Eurovision royalty met, well, royalty on Friday when the King arrived in Hamburg his first state visit to Germanywith the royal couple attending a reception at the Schuppen 52 event in the north of the country

As part of the event, Charles and Camilla would be treated to a lineup of British and German music, featuring everything from DJs to the Band of His Majesty’s Royal Marines Scotland.

Oh – and the popular metal group, known for their Eurovision hopeful track Blood and Glitter.

The synth-heavy metal track sees the singer scream in the introduction before moaning, “Blood and glitter, sweet and bitter, we’re so happy we could die.”

The members nodded their heads as they shook hands with the monarch (Picture: Getty Images)
It was certainly a unique welcome for Charles, who is on his first state visit to Germany (Photo: PA)

In photos from the gathering, all the members are dressed extravagantly and wearing thick gothic make-up – and of course they came as their true selves to shake hands with the monarch.

Frontman Chris ‘The Lord’ Harms teased the royal encounter earlier on Friday, wearing a form-fitting pink and gold bodysuit and knee-high heels and carrying a vinyl record featuring his own face.

He wrote, “Ready for the show and I brought a vinyl present for Charles & Camilla.”

The royal couple descended on Hamburg as part of the three-day state visit, during which the king received a standard ovation for speaking German during a speech in Berlin.

He is the first British monarch to address the German Parliament, speaking in both English and German, which he described as “cherished family ties.”

Charles also thanked the public for their “deep sympathy” after his mother’s death last year.

While Lord of the Lost is Germany’s unique offering for Eurocision 2023, the UK steps behind Mae Muller, who follows in the footsteps of Sam Ryder at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, which is in a few weeks.

And while tickets are like gold dust and hotels in Liverpool are even harder to come by, no one in the UK needs to miss out as the huge event is being broadcast live across the country for the first time.

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