British royal couple aim to charm Poland

Paterniano Del Favero
Luglio 17, 2017

But all eyes will be on the couple's children, George aged three and two-year-old Charlotte, who are getting used to travelling overseas having joined their parents in Canada previous year for an official trip.

Prince William and children Prince George and Princess Charlotte joined the Duchess of Cambridge as they arrived in Poland for their second royal tour as a family.

It won't have any impact on the negotiations.

Krzysztof Szczerski, a senior official of Polish president Andrzej Duda, said the royal visit showed the "good relations between Britain and Poland".

This week, in Warsaw and then in Gdansk, Prince William and Kate will be reminded of Poland's recent turbulent history.

The pre-Brexit trip, taken at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, has been seen as a chance to improve relations with European Union nations as negotiations get underway.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on 'historic' tour

They'll meet survivors of a concentration camp; veterans of the 1944 Warsaw Uprising against the Nazis; and some of those who were part of the Solidarity movement that eventually led to the collapse of communism.

In March, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent two days in Paris, on their first official visit there as a couple to solidify the relationship between France and the U.K. The trip also marked William's first official visit to the city since his mother, Princess Diana, died in a auto crash there in August 1997.

Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold a private meeting with the royal couple in Berlin at the start of the German leg of their tour on Wednesday, and afterwards William and Kate will visit the Brandenburg Gate, a symbol of German unification.

The mood will change when the Duke and Duchess renew their sporting rivalry on a visit the picturesque Germany city of Heidelberg, which is twinned with Cambridge.

William and Kate will take to the waters of the River Neckar to cox opposing rowing teams in a race with crews drawn from Cambridge and Heidelberg.

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