In June, Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton announced their plans to spend a few weeks of their summer vacation visiting Poland and Germany.
The pair is expected to touch down in Warsaw, Poland, on July 17. The plan is to visit Gdansk and meet with Beata Szydlo, the Polish Prime Minister, as well as visit the site of the Auschwitz concentration camp before traveling to Germany.
There, the royals will tour Berlin, Heidelberg, and Hamburg before returning to London on July 21.
The trip will not only mark the Duchess of Cambridge’s first official visit to Germany and the couple’s first tour of Poland on behalf of the government, it will also mark the second overseas royal family trip for Princess Charlotte and Prince George, USA Today reported.
“They have decided that their children, Prince George, 3, and Princess Charlotte, 2, 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,” the palace said in a statement.
Perhaps Will and Kate decided to bring their two adorable children along for the ride to help win over the hearts and minds of European leaders: This trip isn’t a mere vacation, but rather a journey to help smooth over relationships ahead of Brexit negotiations.
According to the Telegraph, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson asked the duo to make the official visit as “Brexit ambassadors.”
“(The Cambridges) 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,” the palace statement added.
The royal parents have already been making the rounds on what some are calling the “Brexit charm offensive.” In March, both Will and Kate went to Paris on their first official visit as a couple, USA Today noted.