This year’s meeting is expected to focus on Africa, alongside financial stability, climate protection, and security.
A German government spokesman had said on Monday the monarch himself would not be taking part in the summit, without giving an explanation.
Part of the agenda focuses on a proposed ‘Compact with Africa’ aimed at encouraging private sector investment, supporting infrastructure development and greater employment in Africa.
It is estimated that there is a $50 billion per year funding gap in the continent, with 60% of the population still lacking access to electricity.
Germany has committed to convincing the G20 partners to put aside $130 billion per year for investment in African infrastructure and has adopted a reward and punishment approach toward recipient countries.