King Charles III showed off his German speaking skills during a royal engagement in Berlin on Wednesday.

He switched between German and English during his speech at a state banquet thrown by German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

Charles discussed the special bond between the two countries and being thankful for not being left to have a “dinner for one” — referencing a British comedy sketch that’s popular in the country.

The royal’s state visit also saw him become the first British monarch to address the Bundestag, the German parliament, on Thursday, CNN reported.

He insisted the two nations’ friendship “meant so much to my beloved mother,” referencing the late Queen Elizabeth II, who often spoke about her visits to the country.

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Charles also spoke about the war in Ukraine, praising Germany for their support.

“Countless lives have been destroyed; freedom and human dignity have been trampled in the most brutal way. The security of Europe has been threatened, together with our democratic values,” he said.

“Even as we abhor the appalling scenes of destruction, we can take heart from our unity – in defense of Ukraine, of peace and freedom.”

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Thursday’s events also saw the King have a meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, as well as paying a visit to a refugee centre supporting Ukrainians following Russia’s invasion of the country last year and heading to a local market.

Charles and Camilla were greeted Wednesday with a 21-gun salute and a flypast after their plane was escorted by two Typhoon fighter jets upon entering German airspace, CNN added.

Another first; Charles then became the first head of state to be greeted with a full ceremonial welcome at Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg Gate.