Prince Charles and Princess Diana Tour MunichGEORGE BOEHMER , Associated Press
Nov. 4, 1987 7:34 AM ET
MUNICH, WEST GERMANY MUNICH, West Germany (AP) _ The Prince and Princess of Wales arrived in Munich today as a band played a march from the German town where one of the prince's ancestors was born.
As Prince Charles and Princess Diana stepped off the airplane from Cologne, the Coburg Youth Orchestra struck up the tunes of the Josias March.
Queen Victoria's mother, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, was a German who married Edward, Duke of Kent. Charles is a descendant of Queen Victoria. Coburg, which is in Bavaria, is about 130 miles north of Munich and 100 miles east of Frankfurt.
Charles and Diana, smiling and waving to the crowd, were welcomed by Bavarian Governor Franz-Josef Strauss, Munich Mayor Georg Kronawitter and other Bavarian dignitaries.
They were driven in limousines under police escort to downtown Munich to sign the city's guest book.
In the Bavarian capital, Charles and Diana also were to meet with members of the Bavarian royal family of Wittelsbach.
Bavarian King Ludwig II, a Wittelsbach, built the Neuschwanstein Castle, which was reproduced in Disneyland. Ludwig also built Linderhof Castle, which was featured in Walt Disney fairytale movies.
Among the descendants of the family is 54-year-old Prince Franz of Bavaria, who continues to manage the family's property, including the two castles.
He was to meet with Charles and Diana in Munich later today.
The British royal couple toured the ancient city of Cologne Tuesday.
The prince and his wife are on a weeklong visit to West Germany aimed at underscoring friendship between the two nations.
British press speculation that there is marital trouble between the royal couple was fueled by their recent lengthy separation.
Except for two brief public appearances together in South London and West Wales and a one-night reunion at their country home last weekend, Charles and Diana had gone their own ways since Sept. 16.