13 July 2017

Royal Tour Jewels: Itinerary for the Cambridge Tour

The Cambridges leave Canada following the 2016 royal tour (Stephen Lock - Pool/Getty Images)

We're all in state visit mode right now, but next week brings another series of big royal events: the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Poland and Germany. (George and Charlotte are coming along, but they don't have any public engagements scheduled.) Here's an overview of the events of the tour.

William and Kate attend a birthday party for the Queen in New Delhi in 2016 (Mark Large - Pool/Getty Images)


The tour begins when the family arrives in Warsaw, where they'll be greeted by President Duda and shown around the Presidential Palace. Other daytime engagements include a tour of a business incubator and a visit to a museum dedicated to the Warsaw Rising of 1944. In the evening, they'll attend a birthday party for the Queen hosted by the British ambassador to Poland.

Kate attends a street party in London in 2016 (ARTHUR EDWARDS/AFP/Getty Images)


The day begins with a visit to the Stutthof Concentration Camp and a meeting with Holocaust survivors. Later in the day, the couple will attend a street party in Gdansk, tour the city's Shakespeare Theatre, and visit the European Solidarity Centre.

Kate visits The Mix, a charity focused on support services for young people, in 2016 (ALASTAIR GRANT/AFP/Getty Images)


The family arrives at Berlin's airport, and then the Duke and Duchess have a private meeting with Angela Merkel. In the afternoon, the couple will visit the Brandenburg Gate and tour the city's Holocaust Museum. After visiting a charity that supports young people, they'll meet with President Steinmeier at Bellevue Palace. The evening event for the day is another birthday party for the Queen, this time hosted by the British ambassador to Germany.

Kate participates in a dragon boat race in Canada in 2011 (John Stillwell - Pool/Getty Images)


Much of the day will be spent in Heidelberg, which is a sister city of Cambridge. They'll visit a cancer research center, see the ruins of Heidelburg Castle, meet the city's mayor, and take part in a rowing competition on the River Neckar. The evening event for Thursday is a creative industries reception.

William and Kate visit the Hayward Tyler factory in Luton in 2016 (CHRIS J RATCLIFFE/AFP/Getty Images)


The final day of the tour takes place in Hamburg, where the couple will visit the Maritime Museum and listen to a performance by the city's symphony orchestra. They'll also tour the city's Airbus campus before heading back to London.

What jewels do you hope to see Kate wearing during the trip?