Prince William and Kate arrive in Poland
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Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate have touched down in Warsaw for a high-profile charm offensive in Poland expected to build ties between the two countries.
Princess Charlotte, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Prince George. Photo: PAP/Bartłomiej Zborowski.
William and Kate's three-day visit takes place as the post-Brexit fates of nearly one million Poles living in the UK remain unclear.
The visit started with a meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda and First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda.
They royals visited the Warsaw Uprising Museum and met Polish and British WWII veterans, where they highlighted Polish-British military ties.
Then they headed to the Warsaw Spire skyscraper for an event for young entrepreneurs, where they were to promote start-ups and British-Polish business ties.
On Monday evening, Prince William, second in line to the British throne, will make his only public speech during a formal dinner in honour of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, at the Royal Łazienki park, while the British ambassador to Poland will read out a letter from the British monarch.
On Tuesday the royal couple will visit the former Stutthof German Nazi concentration camp in Gdańsk before attending a show at the Shakespeare Theatre and visit the European Solidarity Centre, where they will speak to key figures from Poland's Solidarity trade union and communist-resistance movement.
Prince William and Kate will meet again with the Polish first couple before heading to Germany on Wednesday morning.
Krzysztof Szcerski, a top aide to President Andrzej Duda, said that the royal visit to Poland was not a political one: “This is a visit of friendship and respect, a visit which focuses on good social relations between Poland and Great Britain.”