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German chancellor Merkel to deliver historic speech to Britain's parliament

Published on Feb 27, 2014 12:28 PM

LONDON (AFP) - German chancellor Angela Merkel will make a historic speech to Britain's parliament on Thursday before holding EU talks with Prime Minister David Cameron and having tea with Queen Elizabeth II.

Dr Merkel is expected to speak in German when she addresses lawmakers from the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the first time a chancellor of a reunited Germany has addressed both houses.

She will also meet with Labour Party leader Ed Miliband and Liberal Democrat chief Nick Clegg before rounding off her visit with a trip to meet the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

But the eyes of Europe will be trained on her meeting with fellow Conservative Cameron.

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