Prince William and Catherine 'Kate' Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are due to visit multiple sites commemorating Holocaust victims and the tragedies of World War II during an upcoming tour of Germany and Poland, Kensington Palace announced Monday. The royal couple's five-day trip starting July 17 will include somber visits to the former site of the Stutthof Concentration Camp in what is now Poland, along with stops at the Warsaw Rising Museum and the Berlin Holocaust Memorial. The pair's first official joint trip to the European nations will "include time acknowledging the complex 20th century histories of each country," the palace stated. "At each location Their Royal Highnesses will meet survivors of these periods, who will describe their personal experiences."The tour is schedule to begin in Warsaw, where Polish President Andrzej Duda and the country's First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda will regally greet the pair.
The trip will also include various cultural, business, welfare and health related engagements before the royal family members return to the UK on July 21. According to Kensington Palace, the royal duo's children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, will accompany their parents at a couple of occasions during the tour held at the request of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office.Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, also held a royal visit to Germany last year.