William and Kate in Poland

William and Kate in Poland

Addressing a reception marking Queen Elizabeth II's 91st birthday at the Royal Lazienki Park in Warsaw, the Duke of Cambridge said ties with Poland were highly held in Britain since Poland was an example of courage, determination and resilience. The guests of honour at the reception were Polish President Andrzej Duda and Poland's First Lady.  

After a short walk along the Royal Route, Prince William and Princess Kate visited a sight of great importance to the city – the Warsaw Rising Museum. At the Museum, the royal couple met former insurgents and paid homage to the fallen in front of the memorial wall.

The arrival of the royal couple at the Presidential Palace inspired much public interest. “There were ovations, screams and applause,” reported TVN24's Olga Olesek on Krakowskie Przedmieście Royal Avenue. The journalist also noted many foreign tourists, who were surprised at first to see so many British flags in the Polish capital.

On Monday after 2 pm, President Andrzej Duda and First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda welcomed William and Kate, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Kate and William landed at Warsaw's Chopin airport to begin their first visit to Poland. The couple is accompanied by their children: the four-year-old George and the two-year-old Charlotte. When the small plane landed, the siblings were seen glued to the window, admiring the view.

Prince William and Kate Middleton from the United Kingdom will visit Warsaw and Gdańsk. Their visit will not be political; it is meant to be a gesture of friendship and a tribute to the common history. They will come with their children and will stay at the Belweder Palace.

Prince William and Princess Kate begin their visit to Poland on Monday. In the early afternoon they will land in Warsaw and visit the Pomerania region on Tuesday. Then they will return to the capital, to depart for Berlin on Wednesday morning. “This is a visit of friendship and respect. An expression of good Polish-British relations,” Krzysztof Szczerski, President's Chief of Staff, said about the arrival of the royal couple.