All eyes were on Germany this weekend, as the G20 summit was hosted in Hamburg.
That means that, thanks in part to yet an awkward encounter with US President Donald, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is back in the spotlight in the US.
As a result, information about her personal life is somewhat thin, compared with what we know about other world leaders.
However, by piecing together various details, one can come away with a view of the chancellor’s daily routine:
Merkel starts the day with breakfast. According to TIME and Der Spiegel, she once told ex-Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan that she eats breakfast with her husband Joachim Sauer every morning.
Over breakfast, Sauer, a professor of chemistry 'presses (Merkel) on political issues like any ordinary citizen would,' according to Reuters.
Sauer and Merkel are said to enjoy hiking and attending the opera together. Reuters reported that the chemist is also extremely frugal, often flying on budget airlines instead of accompanying Merkel in a government jet.
'People often accuse me of not acting fast enough,' she said, in a BBC documentary. 'That I let things go on too long. For me it's important I deliberate all options ... running through scenarios, and not simply theoretical experiments in my head.'
As a result, Merkel is never one to rush into a decision. 'I am, I think, courageous at the decisive moment,' she said, according to a 2007 biography. 'But I need a good deal of start-up time, and I try to take as much as possible into consideration beforehand.'
Outside of the political realm, Merkel is a fan of soccer. She befriended the victorious German national team during their journey to winning the World Cup in 2014.
Merkel's favourite food is said to be green cabbage and Mettwurst -- or minced pork sausage. She was elected 'Cabbage Queen' in Oldenburg in 2001.
The chancellor is a talented chef, although it's unclear if she has much time to cook for herself these days. Some of her signature dishes include potato soup, beef loaf, and plum cake.
Merkel has also retained one food-related habit from her upbringing in shortage-prone East Germany. In an interview with German magazine Superillu, she said, 'I still buy something as soon as I see it, even when I don't really need it. 'It's a deep-seated habit stemming from the fact that in an economy where things were scarce, you just used to get what you could when you could.'
The daughter of a Lutheran pastor, Merkel is a practicing Christian and a member of the Evangelical Church in Berlin, Brandenburg and Silesian Upper Lusatia.
It's unclear when Merkel goes to bed, but she has said that she often goes without rest, and can function on only four hours of sleep.
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