WARSAW – The United Kingdom’s Prince William and his wife and children touched down in Poland on Monday for the first leg of a five-day tour that is scheduled to also take them to neighboring Germany.
With young Prince George and Princess Charlotte in tow, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, began their first official joint visit to Poland and Germany, where they were set to meet a wide variety of people, according to Buckingham Palace.
“The Duke and Duchess will prioritise opportunities to meet the young people of both countries; from entrepreneurs, to mental health campaigners, and bright young talents in music and the arts,” a statement said.
Upon arrival, the royal couple met Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda at the Presidential Palace, where they received an official red carpet welcome and posed outside for a photo opportunity.
Later on Monday, the Duke and Duchess were scheduled to visit the Warsaw Rising Museum, which documents Poland’s failed 1944 attempt to liberate the city from Nazi Germany, where they would meet war veterans.
Afterwards, the royals would be meeting young entrepreneurs at a Polish start-ups event, which would mark the start of an initiative aiming to assist small Polish businesses grow in London.
The royals would spend their second day in Poland visiting Stutthof concentration camp before traveling to the northern port city of Gdansk.
Day three of their trip would take them to Germany, where they would meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin before visiting the city’s iconic Brandenberg Gate and nearby open-air Holocaust Memorial.
Finally, the Duke and Duchess would visit Germany’s oldest university town Heidelberg, south of Frankfurt, and the northern port city of Hamburg, before returning to the UK on July 21.