Amid the smell of fryer grease and promises to give free Whoppers to local peasants, Reginald I, King of Burg, arrived in Luxembourg on Monday for a two-day state visit.
The Burger King was greeted by Grill Minister Jean Lorentz, who calls the visit “an honor” considering the two nations’ mutual love of grilled meat.
“And let’s not forget our profound appreciation for the deep-fried potato,” Lorentz said. “Even if we prefer ours grated and mixed with egg and parsley.”
The visit will include a state BBQ lunch at the royal grill at Berg Castle, a visit to the many Burger King locations in the Grand Duchy, and an inspection of a local bun factory.
“With this visit, we hope to cement a bond between our nations that is so deep, that even today Luxembourgers call themselves Burgers, and vice versa,” says a statement from the Burger King’s press secretary.
Having been created in 1954, the Kingdom of Burg is one of the youngest monarchies in the world, and it boasts of a unique legal status, simultaneously being an independent kingdom, a corporation, and a protectorate of the U.S. state of Florida.