Royal trip to 'show strength of European Union ties'

Royal trip to 'show strength of European Union ties'

This is William and Kate's first official joint trip to Poland and Germany; the Duke, also 35, made an official visit to Germany last summer.

The five-day tour of joint tour at the request of the Foreign Office is Kate's first trip Germany and the couple have not toured Poland before.

Prince George, who turns four this month, walked down the steps of the plane while his two-year-old sister, Charlotte, was carried down by her mother, Kate.

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 past year for an official trip.

Prince William, Kate Middleton and their two children, George and Charlotte, have just started an official visit from Poland to Germany after attending the final at the famous British tennis tournament in Wimbledon.

"The duke and duchess are very much looking forward to this tour and are delighted with the exciting and varied programme that has been put together for it", a Kensington Palace spokesman said.

It won't have any impact on the negotiations.

The appearance of Team Cambridge, of course, may not sway negotiations, but the Foreign Office believes it will help strengthen bilateral ties once the United Kingdom finally quits the EU.

Later today, the Royal family is set to visit the Warsaw Rising Museum, as well as the Heart in the Warsaw Spire building where they will see the city's panoramic views.

Shortly after touching down, the family were escorted to Belweder Palace, about a 20-minute drive away from the airport, where they were greeted by Poland's President Duda and his wife, First Lady Agata.

In Poland, they will tour the former Stutthof concentration camp where 65,000 people died, and tour the site of Gdansk's shipyards, the birthplace of Poland's Solidarity movement that helped topple Communist rule.

William and Kate will cox opposing rowing teams in the race with crews from Cambridge and Heidelberg. They also paid a visit to the Warsaw Uprising Museum, where they met with Polish and British World War II veterans.