Prince William and Kate Middleton Take the Family to Europe: Their Royal Tour of Poland and Germany Every Step of the Way

Famous British family heads across the pond with their two children

By Samantha Schnurr Jul 18, 2017 2:28 PMTags

It's going to be a busy few days for this family of four. 

Prince William, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, bid farewell to their native England for the week and jetted off to Europe for their first royal family tour of Germany and Poland. 

From the moment they touched down in rainy Warsaw on Monday, all eyes have been on the British royals and no touch of hospitality has been spared. Upon arrival, a red carpet was rolled out for the famous parents and their youngsters as they made their way from the airplane to a welcoming ceremony at the Polish presidential palace hosted by President Andrzej Duda and First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda. After meeting with veterans at the Warsaw Rising Museum and mingling with young Polish entrepreneurs at The Heart in the Spire building, the couple wrapped up their first day with a garden party at Lazienki Park in honor of Queen Elizabeth II's birthday.  

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For their second day, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge headed to the former Nazi Stutthoff Concentration Camp, the first camp set up outside German borders and one of the last to be liberated after World War II. During the visit, William and Kate walked and spoke with Holocaust survivors, several of whom were visiting the camp for the first time since leaving all those years ago. 

After the emotional visit, the royals were greeted by an immense and enthusiastic crowd awaiting them at a town market in Gdansk, Poland. They will then attend a reception at the Gdansk Shakespeare Theater and finish the day at the monument to the fallen shipyard workers of 1970. 

For a virtual seat on the royal tour, follow the Duke and Duchess along their trip below: 

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Tired Princess

The Duchess of Cambridge comforts her tired daughter Princess Charlotte before departing from Hamburg airport in Germany.

Got the Blues

The Duchess of Cambridge and kids Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at Berlin Tegel Airport in Berlin.

White Coats On

The royal couple visit a cancer research center in Heidelberg, Germany.

Say Cheese

There is no shortage of smiles as the couple attend a welcoming ceremony at the Polish presidential palace hosted by President Andrzej Duda and First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda.

Toying Around

Duchess Kate has a good laugh as her royal husband tries out some new technology during a reception with Polish entrepreneurs. 

Date Night

The husband and wife chicly finish the day at a garden reception in honor of Queen Elizabeth II's birthday. Middleton sports a white and black trim cocktail dress by Polish designer, Gosia Baczynska. 

Day 2

The next day, the couple's itinerary begins with a visit to former Nazi Stutthoff Concentration Camp. Middleton wears a necklace with a possibly amber pendant—the native gemstone of Poland. 

Some Special Guests

As the royals walk through the concentration camp, they are joined by survivors Zigi and Manfred, who have not been back since they first left decades ago. 

Family of Four

Next stop: Germany! Upon touching down in Berlin, the royals paid homage to the country's national flower, the cornflower, by all incorporating shades of blue in their ensembles. 

Hold On Tight!

The Duchess of Cambridge's mini-me stuck close to her mom's side as she took in the sights of Germany for the first time.

A Warm Welcome

German Chancellor Angela Merkel offered William and Kate their official introduction to the country before scheduled visits to the Bradenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial, where they met with Holocaust survivors and toured the museum. 

Lady in Red

Has Kate ever looked more stunning? The duo was all smiles as they arrived at the Bellevue Palace Gardens for a celebration in honor of Queen Elizabeth II's birthday. 

Clink, Clink

As she toured the grounds of the British Ambassadorial Residence, the Duchess enjoyed sipping on a glass of champagne.  We expect her red, off-the-shoulder dress by Alexander McQueen to sell out in seconds!

A Vision in White

The Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the Warsaw Rising Museum.

They're Here!

The family of four arrives in Warsaw to an excited welcoming crowd. The proud parents are joined by their two tots as they all coordinate in hints of red. 

Continue to check back for more updates from the royal tour.