She has been dabbling with more daring outfit choices of late – but the Duchess of Cambridge played it safe tonight in a voluminous red gown at a party held in honour of the Queen’s birthday.
Kate, 35, turned once again to her go-to designer Alexander McQueen, in a chiffon maxi dress currently on sale for £1,453, and a pair of Prada shoes as she arrived at the reception alongside husband William.
The couple are attending the sumptuous party at the British Ambassador’s residence in Berlin for a belated celebration of the British monarch’s 91st birthday at the end of their action-packed first day in Germany.
The Queen’s birthday falls in April but official celebrations take place later on in the summer, and the British Embassy in Berlin mark it each year with a party – even in the monarch’s absence.
In a speech tonight, William spoke of his desire for the UK and Germany to remain ‘firmest of friends’ despite Brexit.
He said: ‘This relationship between the United Kingdom and Germany really matters. It is the product of many years of working closely together. It will continue despite Britain’s recent decision to leave the European Union. I am confident we shall remain the firmest of friends.’
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Belated celebrations: The Queen’s birthday falls in April but official celebrations fall later on in the year. This is the second party that the couple have attended in her honour following a lavish soirée in Warsaw on Monday evening
Cheers! Kate raises a glass during William’s speech where he spoke of his desire for the UK and Germany to remain ‘firmest of friends’ despite Brexit. He said: ‘This relationship between the United Kingdom and Germany really matters’
Kate opted for a gypsy-style off-the-shoulder red gown at the garden party tonight – a far cry from the plunging neckline she was sporting earlier in the week. She turned once again to her go-to designer Alexander McQueen
Lady in red: The glamorous royal, who has been dazzling in a series of bespoke frocks this week, opted for a bargain from Alexander McQueen – down from £2,075 to £1,453 in the sale
The couple make a toast to their hosts. Tomorrow, the Duke and Duchess renew their friendly sporting rivalry, that seems to play a part in most of their trips, when they visit the picturesque Germany city of Heidelberg, twinned with Cambridge
A right royal welcome! The couple have been warmly received on every stop of their five-day tour of Poland and Germany so far and, earlier today, thousands lined the Pariser Platz to catch a glimpse of the royals as they visited Brandenburg gate
Smiling Kate looked to be in good spirits tonight as Berlin rolled out the red carpet for their VIP visitors. The couple both raised a toast to the Queen – in whose honour the party was thrown – as well as their hosts after giving his speech
William added: ‘The United Kingdom and Germany proudly share the same values. Today, we share a fundamental interest in the peace and prosperity of the continent of Europe to which we both belong.’
This is the second party the couple have attended in the Queen’s honour following a lavish soirée in Warsaw on Monday evening, as the 91-year-old monarch continues to delegate public duties including tours to younger members of the royal family.
The royals have been warmly received on every stop of their five-day tour of Poland and Germany so far and, earlier this afternoon, thousands lined the Pariser Platz to catch a glimpse of the royals as they visited Berlin’s historic Brandenburg gate.
The couple were cheered as they arrived by around 2,000 people, many in fancy dress, who had stood in sweltering conditions to catch a glimpse of the royal visitors.
Some were lucky enough to chat to the Duke and Duchess when they went on a quick walkabout before posing for a picture with the monument in the background.
The royal couple spent nearly 20 minutes at the Brandenburg Gate, where they were greeted by the Mayor of Berlin, Michael Muller, and his daughter, Nina.
Earlier, the Duchess apologised to Angela Merkel for not speaking German as she arrived for ‘extended’ discussions with the chancellor.
Addressing his hosts during a speech tonight, William said: ‘It is the product of many years of working closely together. It will continue despite Britain’s recent decision to leave the European Union. I am confident we shall remain the firmest of friends’
William even practised his German during tonight’s address, starting his speech by saying: ‘Vielen Dank, Herr Botschafter, Guten Abend, meine Damen und Herren (thank you, Ambassador, and good evening, ladies and gentlemen)’
British Ambassador to Germany Sebastian Wood also gave a speech to guests tonight, gesturing to his VIP visitors. The couple landed in Berlin this morning after two days in Poland on what is being viewed as a ‘Brexit charm offensive’
In a message from Buckingham Palace, the Queen said she was thrilled that Kate and William were standing in for her in Berlin. She said: ‘I am delighted that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will experience the beauty of this country and the warmth of its people when they visit Berlin, Hamburg and Heidelberg. I hope you all havea most enjoyable evening’
Night of networking: The Duke and Duchess met guests from the worlds of business and culture, as well as representatives of the British Community in Germany during tonight’s garden party in Berlin, on the first day of their Germany tour
Hectic schedule: The royal couple landed at Berlin Tegel airport this morning to begin their first official visit to Germany, accompanied by their children Charlotte and George, after an action-packed two days in Poland
The royals arrived in Poland on Monday as a foursome; this week’s visit will likely be the final chance for them to travel together as a family on official duties before George starts school in London in September
William and Kate speak to General Secretary of DFB Friedrich Curtius. The Queen, who could not be there tonight, sent out a message from Buckingham Palace, saying: ‘Prince Philip and I send our warmest good wishes to all of you gathered for this special Garden Party, on the occasion of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s official visit to Germany’
Guests of honour: The royals have been warmly received on every stop of their five-day tour of Poland and Germany so far and, earlier this afternoon, thousands lined the Pariser Platz to catch a glimpse of the royals as they visited Brandenburg gate
The Duchess’ vibrant chiffon dress from Alexander McQueen ensured she stood out from the sea of black suits during tonight’s party – an annual event held by the British Embassy, who hosted the Queen herself back in 2015
Moving on: The royals’ arrival in Berlin this morning marks the beginning of the German leg of their five-day tour, with a visit to the Brandenberg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial first on their agenda for Wednesday
Addressing guests tonight, William gushed: ‘We have already had a fascinating first day here in Berlin. We have seen powerful symbols of the historical events which helped shape modern Germany, and spoken with those who carry that that legacy forward today. I thank President Steinmeier and Chancellor Merkel for welcoming us so warmly’
Come again? William appeared to struggle to understand one of his fellow guests as he chatted to attendees. The Duke has impressed locals by speaking in Polish and German this week; Kate, by contrast, was forced to apologise to German Chancellor Angela Merkel after admitting she did not speak German
The Duchess was debuting her new ‘Kob’ hairstyle – Kate’s personal take on the bob. She set social media alight last week after stepping out for a function at London’s Natural History Museum, showcasing her new choppy style
The new hairstyle, around six inches off the overall length, created a real buzz when it first made an appearance at Wimbledon and was soon dubbed the ‘Kob’. The chop revealed last week even seemed to be a few inches shorter than its first outing
Au naturel: The Duchess, who usuallu favours a subtle makeup look, kept cosmetics to a minimum and let her dress do the talking. She was sporting just a hint of smokey eyeshadow, mascara, blusher and a pink lip for tonight’s soirée
Tonight’s garden party was held at the picturesque British Ambassador’s residence – tonight’s function is an annual event, held every year in the German capital in honour of the Queen’s birthday
The Queen, who could not be there tonight, sent out a message from Buckingham Palace, saying: ‘Prince Philip and I send our warmest good wishes to all of you gathered for this special Garden Party, on the occasion of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s official visit to Germany.
‘We have fond memories of our five State Visits to Germany, from our first in 1965 to our most recent in 2015. Over the course of those 50 years, British-German relations have thrived, allowing us to fave the challenges and embrace the opportunities of the 21st century together.
‘I am delighted that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will experience the beauty of this country and the warmth of its people when they visit Berlin, Hamburg and Heidelberg. I hope you all havea most enjoyable evening.’
The Duke of Cambridge’s speech in full
‘Vielen Dank, Herr Botschafter. Guten Abend, meine Damen und Herren (thank you, Ambassador, and good evening, ladies and gentlemen.)
‘It is a huge pleasure for Catherine and me to be with you on this occasion as we celebrate the birthday of my grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen.
‘It is just under a year since I was last in Germany, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and Britain’s role in its creation. I am delighted to be able to return so soon – this time with Catherine, George and Charlotte.
‘We have already had a fascinating first day here in Berlin. We have seen powerful symbols of the historical events which helped shape modern Germany, and spoken with those who carry that that legacy forward today. I thank President Steinmeier and Chancellor Merkel for welcoming us so warmly.
‘We have also experienced the city beyond the monuments and corridors of power. This afternoon we visited the Strassenkinder project in east Berlin, which supports homeless children and young people. It reminds us of the difficulties faced by some of the most vulnerable people in society, even in prosperous countries such as Britain and Germany, and the value of both countries looking at examples of best practice in the other.
During his speech tonight, William spoke of his desire for the UK to retain firm ties with Germany amid Brexit
‘We look forward to seeing more of this great city during our stay here. But we also want to get to know and understand Germany outside the capital. Tomorrow, we travel to Heidelberg, and on Friday to Hamburg.
‘Our visit will reflect, and I hope reinforce, the strong and wide-ranging ties between Britain and Germany. These include political, cultural, historical, commercial, sporting, academic and scientific links.
‘The United Kingdom and Germany proudly share the same values as open and democratic societies, and the same determination to champion those values and to defend them – not least through our very close defenceand security partnerships. Today, we share a fundamental interest in the peace and prosperity of the continent of Europe to which we both belong.
‘This relationship between the United Kingdom and Germany really matters. It is the product of many years of working closely together. It will continue despite Britain’s recent decision to leave the European Union. I am confident we shall remain the firmest of friends.
‘With this confidence in mind, I am particularly pleased that the British and German governments have agreed to double their funding of UK-German Connection, the bilateral initiative for school and youth links. UK-German Connection was established after the State Visit of the Queen to Germany in 2004, and it provides a wide range of UK-German activities, networks and funding for schools and youth groups. The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow, and we want to establish friendships between our young people that will last a lifetime.
‘I should like to finish with a message that my grandmother The Queen has sent to you all for this evening, and which she asked me to read to you:
‘Prince Philip and I send our warmest good wishes to all of you gathered for this special Garden Party, on the occasion of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s official visit to Germany.
‘We have fond memories of our five State Visits to Germany, from our first in 1965 to our most recent in 2015. Over the course of those fifty years, British-German relations have thrived, allowing us to face the challenges and embrace the opportunities of the 21st century together.
‘I am delighted that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will experience the beauty of this country and the warmth of its people when they visit Berlin, Hamburg and Heidelberg.
‘I hope you all have a most enjoyable evening. Vielen Dank (thank you).’
Royal fever! Earlier this afternoon, crowds waves and take photos as Kate makes her way to the Brandenburg Gate, accompanied by Private Secretary Rebecca Deacon – echoing the rockstar welcome they received in Gdansk yesterday
They got a good spot! Two young royal fans were lucky enough to catch a moment to chat to the Duchess after placing themselves in front of the crowd. The couple looked thrilled with the rapturous reception they received on Wednesday
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge greets members of the public gathered at the Pariser Platz as royal fever sweeps Berlin. Many royal fans had their cameras at the ready, eager to get a snap of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
The Duke and Duchess wave to well-wishers as they visit the historic Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, the most recognisable symbol of Germany, both as a divided nation in the bleak days of the Cold War and as one of the powerhouses of Europe in its post-1990 reunified state
The Duchess shares a sweet moment with two young boys, who had waited to greet her near the Brandenburg Gate. Kate could be seen waving enthusiastically to the hordes of people who gathered to greet the royal visitors
The couple were accompnied to the Brandenburg Gate by Berlin’s Mayor Michael Mueller and his daughter Nina. Kate opted
A royal fan chose a very appropriate accessory to keep the afternoon sun off (left) while another may have been feeling the heat after making the brave decision to dress up as one of the Queen’s guards, complete with a mock bearskin hat
Welcoming The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the German chancery in Berlin, Mrs Merkel asked Kate if she spoke the language and the smiling Duchess replied: ‘No, no. Sorry.’
Kate’s lack of German language skills should not pose a problem during the visit however, as Mrs Merkel speaks English fluently.
Although rarely heard speaking the language in public, Mrs Merkel revealed her competency when she addressed parliament during a visit to the UK in 2014.
While she may have fallen down on the language front Kate, 35, as ever showed off her prowess at diplomatic dressing, donning a bespoke Catherine Walker coat and lace dress in the violet blue shade of Germany’s national bloom, the cornflower.
Flanked by security the beaming royal couple shook hands with Mrs Merkel as a European flag fluttered in the background.
Kate fever hits Berlin! Royal fans were very enthusiastic about welcoming the Duchess, with thousands lining the streets. The pair received a warm welcome as locals couldn’t hide their delight at being introduced to the Duchess
The Duchess did her utmost to shake hands with as many spectators as possible as she made her way through the crowd, as thousands gathered near Berlin’s most iconic landmark the Brandenburg Gate
Fans were eager to shake hands with the Duchess and one had even brought along his own sign, adorned with an engagement picture of William and Kate. Others carried Union flags, umbrellas, and one even dressed up as Ginger Spice
Eager well-wishers queued up in the hope of getting a selfie with the Duchess or the opportunity for a handshake. Prince William in making his second official visit to Germany after a trip to Dusseldorf for a series of events honouring the role of British armed forces based in Germany in August 2016
Guten tag! Kate may not speak German but her enthusiasm for the city of Berlin was clear to see as she spent time with royal fans who gathered near the Brandenburg Gate
The trio stood for pictures on a red carpet before Kate ushered William to stand between herself and Mrs Merkel for a final pose before heading into the chancellery for a private meeting.
William and Kate spent around an hour with Mrs Merkel for what Palace aides said was an ‘extended discussion’ and ‘lunch.’
According to German media, the trio will discuss topics such as European and global politics as well as community service projects over lunch at the chancellery.
German media said the long-planned visit was auspiciously timed as the negotiations on Britain leaving the EU get under way in fits and starts.
National broadsheet Sueddeutsche Zeitung called the young family ‘Her Majesty’s Secret Weapon’ and dubbed the German tour a ‘diplomatic mission’ with the enthusiastic backing of the Foreign Office.
Kate waves to the crowds after exiting her car to meet members of the public gathered at the Pariser Platz.Diplomatic dresser Kate looked stunning in cornflower blue – the shade of Germany’s national flower
The trio are set to sit down and chat about global and European politics over a private lunch at the Chancellery. National broadsheet Sueddeutsche Zeitung called the young family ‘Her Majesty’s Secret Weapon’
The couple had the chance to admire their surroundings before sitting down to lunch with Mrs Merkel. News website Spiegel Online has called the royal visit a ‘charm offensive’ – despite Kate admitting she doesn’t speak the language
‘They know better than anyone else on the island that the image of the United Kingdom on the continent is not the best at the moment,’ it said.
‘What could you do in this situation to indicate to your neighbours that Britain is of course a stable nation? Obviously, you send in the royals.’
News website Spiegel Online called the visit a ‘charm offensive’, adding: ‘The royals represent a kind of common sense that this hard ideological government of the Tories seems to have completely lost at the moment,’ its commentator Thomas Huetlin said.
Conservative daily Die Welt called the royal visit to Germany ‘a kind of rescue mission’ a year after the fateful Brexit referendum which stunned the remaining 27 EU member states.
‘William and Kate are in Germany with their children to lighten the mood,’ it wrote.
British monarchy’s Royal ties to Germany
The British monarchy has close ties with the European country, as a succession of sovereigns from George I, born in what is now modern Germany and who acceded to the throne in 1714, to William IV, who died in 1830, were also rulers of Hanover in Germany.
The Duke of Edinburgh is descended from the Danish-German house of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glucksburg, and spent a year studying at the Schule Schloss Salem in 1933.
The 300th anniversary of what is known as the ‘personal union’ was celebrated in 2014, and the year before the milestone, princesses Beatrice and Eugenie visited Germany to highlight the event.
During a state visit to Germany in 2015, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh visited the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp to mark the 70th anniversary of its liberation by British forces.
Prince William, 35, previously met the German head of state during a visit to Dusseldorf for a series of events honouring the role of British armed forces based in Germany in August 2016.
The Duke became the first royal to speak out on Brexit during a gala attended by Mrs Merkel, saying: ‘What began 70 years ago as a relationship of necessity between an occupying power and a region in ruin, is today a partnership of genuine friendship and of massive mutual benefit.
‘This partnership will continue despite Britain’s recent decision to leave the European Union. The depth of our friendship with Germany and with North Rhine-Westphalia will not change.’
The royal couple landed at Berlin Tegel airport this morning to begin their first official visit to Germany, accompanied by their children Charlotte and George.
The three-year-old Prince looked less than impressed with proceedings, tugging at his mother Kate’s coat to get her attention as she made her way along the receiving line on arrival at Berlin Tegel Airport.
The little Prince looked in need of a nap, as he rubbed his eyes sleepily and fidgeted as his father Prince William spoke to the welcoming committee.
Meanwhile, happy-go-lucky Princess Charlotte, two, was given her own mini spray of flowers by German gov rep Till Knorn and confidently shook hands with British defence attaché Brigadier Rob Rider.
Their arrival in Berlin kicks off the German leg of their five-day tour, with a visit to the Brandenberg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial on the agenda for Kate and William on Wednesday’s itinerary.
Welcome to Germany! As the royals touched down at Tegel Airport in Berlin this afternoon, Princess Charlotte looked happy with her mini bouquet, but her older brother seemed to be feeling a little grumpy
Too tired for royal duties! Sleepy Prince George looked like he’d much rather be having a snooze (left) while his little sister was more than happy with her adorable miniature bouquet (right). George will celebrate his fourth birthday on Saturday
A reassuring pat on the head from Mummy: After the formalities were done with, the Duchess was able to give George some much needed TLC. The family then travelled onto central Berlin for a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel
Earlier, the youngster appeared eager to set off on the next leg of the royal tour of Germany this morning, as she tugged her mother’s hand to urge her on to their private plane.
The two-year-old wasn’t keen to waste any time chatting as Kate paused to accept a bouquet of flowers, and was more excited about clambering up the steps of the private plane.
Meanwhile, Prince George – who looked shy and reluctant to take part in the official welcome staged by the European nation – was still looking a little overwhelmed as the departed from Warsaw.
Kate, 35, looked elegant in a bespoke royal blue coat and lace dress, both by Catherine Walker, with Princess Charlotte matching her mother in a pretty floral frock, teamed with white ankle socks and navy sandals.
No time to waste! Princess Charlotte wasn’t having any of it as she tugged on her mother’s hand while she paused to chat as she received a bouquet of flowers before leaving Warsaw on Wednesday morning, marking the end of their Polish tour
While his sister was taking it all in her stride, George appeared a little unsure about returning to the limelight. Shy Prince George was still feeling a little overwhelmed and at one point appeared to be hiding his face in his arm
Prince George was wearing his trademark navy shorts, teamed with a pale blue shirt, while his sister was in a matching colour scheme. It’s no surprise the adorable youngster’s shirt by Spanish brand Tizzas sent sales soaring earlier in the week
The adorable little Princess tripped along the red carpet on her tiptoes while holding her mother’s hand, as George – in his trademark navy shorts and a blue shirt – stayed close to his father Prince William.
Once Charlotte had finally torn Kate away, she insisted on scampering up the steps of the plane herself under the watchful eye of her mother – and made it all the way to the top before briefly losing her footing.
William and Kate and their children are saying goodbye to Poland, where they have spent the past two days celebrating the nation’s history, culture and ties with the UK, and fly to Berlin.
So royal watchers will be eager to see if the future king is more at ease when his parents land in Berlin to start the second leg of their five day trip.
On their first day in Berlin, William and Kate held a meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel before visiting the Brandenburg Gate, the German capital’s most famous landmark and a symbol of the country’s unification.
Prince George, who was dressed in his trademark navy shorts, teamed with a blue shirt was eager to get the formalities over with (left). The Duchess leads the way as the family make their way to the terminal (right)
Guten tag, Germany! The family made their way across the tarmac after flying in on an Embracer Legacy 600 jet. Bashful Prince George didn’t seem too happy at having to disembark the plane and face the camera crews
The royal couple said hello to the crowds gathered on Pariser Platz in front of the gate, before making their way to the Holocaust museum where they toured the institution and the nearby memorial.
Later in the day the Duke and Duchess visited Strassenkinder in east Berlin, a charity which supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, including homeless children.
They then returned to the west of the city and meet President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at the Bellevue Palace, and in the evening attended the Queen’s birthday party held in the gardens of the British Ambassador’s residence.
On their final day in Poland yesterday, the couple paid an emotional visit to the former Nazi concentration camp Stuthoff, describing the experience as ‘shattering’
Bye for now, Poland! The Cambridges held hands as they made their way to the red carpet to proceed on to their waiting flight to Berlin on Wednesday morning. Both children appeared eager to skip the formalities and herd their parents on to the plane
Initially Prince William wanted to lend a hand to his daughter, but Charlotte was eager to clamber up the steps herself. On Monday he looked a little overwhelmed on arriving in Poland, and today Prince George still appeared to be feeling a bit shy
Mother and daughter were sweetly co-ordinated in blue outfits for their journey to Berlin this morning (left). Right: Charlotte pauses on the tarmac to point something out to her mother, before the family headed onwards to Germany on Wednesday
George seemed much happier once on board, smiling as he peered out the window of the plane. Shy Prince George, who turns four on Saturday, is naturally still finding his feet when it comes to public appearances
The couple toured the former camp in northern Poland where 65,000 people died during Germany’s occupation in the Second World War from disease, malnutrition, physical exhaustion, exposure to the harsh climate and abuse from guards – as well as in the gas chamber used to murder those too sick to work, opposite a brick crematorium.
After a guided tour of the camp, 20 miles from Gdansk, they had an emotional meeting with two British survivors of Stuttoff, Zigi Shipper and Manfred Goldberg, both 87, who were both making their first return to the camp since moving to Britain after the war.
Mr Shipper said William and Kate – who declared they were ‘honoured’ to have met the pair – were clearly ‘very moved’ by what they saw, adding: ‘You could see their faces. They were in pain.’
They then moved on to a medieval market in Gdansk’s historic old town where they sampled local delicacies including Goldwasser, a traditional liqueur with flakes of gold, and pierogi dumplings.
After their visit to Stutthof Concentration Camp, Kate and William travelled to Gdansk’s central market where they met with local tradesmen, tried traditional Polish dumplings and tried a local tipple, a glass of ‘very strong’ Goldwasser (pictured)
On their last day in Poland, the Duke and Duchess visited the former Stutthof Concentration Camp where they met with Holocaust survivors (pictured). Kate and William described their visit on Tuesday as a ‘terrible reminder of the cost of war’
Cheers! The couple toast to a successful first day in Poland at a party held in the Queen’s honour on Monday night. Kate showcased Polish fashion in a dress by designer Gosia Baczyńska at the party in held at the Orangery in Lazienki Park
After arriving in Poland on Monday, the Duke and Duchess were treated to a welcoming ceremony at the Polish presidential palace in Warsaw alongside President Andrzej Duda (second right) and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda (far right)
The couple touched down at Warsaw Airport on Monday, kicking off their Polish royal tour. At one point Prince William could be seen leaning down to say a few words to his son, who looked a little overwhelmed by the occasion
Princess Charlotte is already showing signs of picking up her mother’s famous charm, and happily waved to onlookers after arriving in Warsaw on Monday. The youngster was wearing an adorable red dress with a white floral print
Family affair: The royals arrived in Poland on Monday as a foursome (pictured); this week’s visit will likely be the final chance for them to travel together as a family on official duties before George starts school in London in September
Thousands of locals lined the central market square as the royals arrived to experience a live demonstration of amber processing before trying out local delicacies.
As the royal couple emerged from the town hall to the strains of Handel’s ‘Zadok the Priest’ – played at every English monarch’s coronation since King George II in 1727 – the crowds cheered enthusiastically.
Tomorrow, the Duke and Duchess renew their friendly sporting rivalry, that seems to play a part in most of their trips, when they visit the picturesque Germany city of Heidelberg, twinned with Cambridge.
William and Kate will on Thursday take to the waters of the River Neckar to cox opposing rowing teams in a race with crews from drawn from Cambridge and Heidelberg.
The royal Poland and Germany itinerary in full
MONDAY 17TH JULY
The couple were greeted by President Duda and the First Lady at the Presidential Palace in Warsaw.
. Warsaw Rising Museum
The couple visited the museum dedicated to the uprising against the occupying Germans in 1944, where they will meet veterans and lay a wreath.
. Young Entrepreneur’s Reception
William and Kate joined a tech market-place event, and pitching sessions from UK Polish entrepreneur at the Heart in the Warsaw Spire Building.
. Garden Party, The Orangery, Łazienki Park
William made a short speech at the event held in honour of his grandmother the Queen.
TUESDAY 18TH JULY
Kate and William, accompanied by former President of Poland Lech Walesa (far right) pay their respects at the Solidarity Monument during a tour of the European Solidarity Movement museum in Gdansk, their final engagement on Poland on Tuesday afternoon
. Stutthoff Concentration Camp
The couple met with a group of five former prisoners of the Camp, which was the first set up outside German borders in 1939.
. Town Market, Gdansk
Kate and William travelled to Gdansk where they attended a street party in the central market square.
. Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre
The Duke and Duchess visited the theatre and attended a reception inside the theatre.
. European Solidarity Movement
They toured the museum, and met with founding members of Solidarit, before walking through the iconic shipyard gates, and leaving a wreath at the foot of the Solidarity Monument.
WEDNESDAY 19TH JULY
The family wave goodbye to Poland after two days in the country, before flying to Germany for an action-packed three days, before leaving on Friday. The royals are seen here headed for Berlin where they will visit the Holocaust Memorial and the Brandenburg Gate
. Arrival in Berlin and official welcome
. Visit to the Brandenburg Gate
. Holocaust Memorial
The couple met with Holocaust survivors and tour the museum before walking through the Memorial itself.
The charity supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, some of whom the couple met on Wednesday.
The Duke and Duchess are greeted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the chancellery in Berlin. The diplomatic Duchess donned Cornflower blue to meet with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who looked smart in a turquoise jacket and white trousers
. Bellevue Palace Gardens
William and Kate met with the Federal President.
. Queen’s Birthday Garden Party, Ambassador’s Residence
William gave a speech at the event held in honour of his grandmother. The Duke and Duchess met guests from the worlds of business and culture, as well as representatives of the British Community in Germany.
THURSDAY 20TH JULY
. German Cancer Research Institute
William and Kate will meet Nobel Prize winner prof. Dr. Harald zur Hausen, and visit the stem cell research lab.
. Traditional German market, Heidlberg
The pair will be given a tour of the traditional market by the Mayor of Heidlberg
. Rowing race
Each will cox a boat each in a competitive race between the twinned town of Cambridge and Heidelberg.
. Reception at Clärchens Ballhaus
A reception will be held at the last original dancehall in Berlin for some of the most exciting new names in the world of art, culture, style, fashion and technology.
FRIDAY 21ST JULY
. Maritime Museum
The Cambridges will celebrate the joint UK-German year of science which for 2017 is focused on oceans at the Maritime Museum.
. Elbphilarmonie Concert Hall
A special performance given by the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra for the children of Hamburg.
. Visit to Airbus
After a tour of the training facilities, the pair will meet apprentices and view the final assembly line of an A320 aircraft.
. Official departure from Hamburg