Royal Family Looks Picture Perfect As They Kick Off Tour Of Poland And Germany

The Royals have officially kicked off their five-day tour of Poland and Germany.

On Monday, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their two kids, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, arrived at Warsaw Airport looking picture perfect.

Interestingly, the first day of their tour also marks the 100th anniversary of the royal family dropping their German surname. In 1917, as anti-German feelings rose during World War I, Queen Elizabeth’s grandfather, King George V, decided to drop the German surname Saxe-Coburg-Gotha in favour of Windsor.

This European visit also marks the second time Prince William and Kate have taken their kids with them on tour. The first was last year when the family of four spent eight days travelling around Canada’s Pacific coast.

The family receives a warm welcome as they touch down for #RoyalVisitPoland 🇵🇱

— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) July 17, 2017

Though Prince George and Princess Charlotte have been in the spotlight since birth, the two siblings were a little camera shy as they departed the private plane with their parents.

George, who turns four this Saturday, needed a little encouragement from his father before walking off the plane. His two-year-old sister, on the other hand, held tightly to their mother before offering a little wave as she approached the media waiting on the tarmac.

According to Hello! Canada, the Duke and Duchess’ visit is being viewed as a Brexit diplomacy tour to help strengthen the U.K.’s relations with Europe before it leaves the EU.

In a series of tweets, Kensington Palace said, “The tour will encompass cultural and geographic highlights of both countries, from the Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre to the Neckar river” and that “their Royal Highnesses will take time during the tour to acknowledge the complex 20th century history of each country.”

“The Duke and Duchess hope to meet as many people as possible during the tour,” Kensington Palace added.

After their arrival, the Royals met with Poland’s President Andrzej Duda and the First Lady.

The visit of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Poland. #RoyalTourPoland 🇵🇱🇬🇧 @AndrzejDuda@KensingtonRoyal

— KancelariaPrezydenta (@prezydentpl) July 17, 2017

During their meeting, George and Charlotte stayed with their nanny, Maria Borrallo, at Belvedere Palace. On Twitter, President Duda shared a photo of the palace’s playroom, which was set up for the children.

Belweder gotowy na wizytę najmłodszych czł. brytyjskiej

Source:: The Huffington Post – Canada Travel

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