17-21 July - The Duke and Duchess will tour Poland and Germany visiting Warsaw, Gdansk, Berlin, Heidelberg and Hamburg. The Palace confirmed they have decided to take Prince George and Princess Charlotte with them. "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. They have decided that their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, will travel with them and we expect the children to be seen on at least a couple of occasions over the course of the week. They look forward to a busy and impactful tour and are grateful that they will have the opportunity to meet the Polish and German people – such important friends of the United Kingdom – as a family."Friday, 21 July -
- The Duke and Duchess visit Hamburg which is Germany’s second largest city, and home to its largest harbour. The Duke and Duchess will visit the Maritime Museum on the bank of the river Elbe. Here The Duke and Duchess will celebrate the joint UK-German year of science, which this year is focused on oceans.
- William and Kate will make their way further through Hamburg’s dockside warehouse quarter to the Elbphilharmonie. The Duke and Duchess will join the orchestra on stage, before listening to a special performance by the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra.
- The Duke and Duchess will then depart by boat and travel down the River Elbe to their final destination for this tour: Airbus. The company’s base in Hamburg is home to production, maintenance and training facilities. The couple will tour the complex and meet apprentices, both German and English. The Duke and Duchess will then visit the final assembly line of an A320 aircraft and view the cockpit of a near-complete plane.
- Afterwards, William, Kate, George and Charlotte will return to London.
You can read the full Kenington Palace press release here.