After a busy first day upon their arrival in Poland, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge continued with their Tour today with various stops to better acquaint them with the history and people of the region.
Their first engagement saw them visit the former Nazi German Concentration Camp Stutthof, which is located in northern Poland. Stutthof was the first Nazi concentration camp set up outside of Germany in 1939, and was one of the last to be liberated in 1945.
William and Kate arrived in a black limo with very heightened security.
Duke and Duchess were shown a series of exhibits that illustrated the horrific conditions in which some of the 110,000 prisoners (65,000 of which did not survive) had to live at Stutthof.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge toured the site and met with people whose lives had been impacted by the tragedy of Stutthof.
In the photo below shared by Kensington Palace, we saw the Duke and Duchess meet three former Stutthof prisoners who spoke about their experiences in the camp.
The Cambridges also signed a memorial book commemorating their visit.
Following their moving visit at Stutthof, the next stop was the town of Gdansk, where they visited the Dlugi Targ market. There were massive crowds at the market hoping to catch a glimpse of the couple.
William and Kate joined a street party where they enjoyed Goldwasser, a Gdansk liqueur, and traditional Polish pierogi.
They listened to local musicians while enjoying the atmosphere – and mingling with the huge crowds.
All parties must come to and end, and for the Cambridges, it occurred as they left for their next engagement at the Gdansk Shakespeare Theatre.
At the Shakespeare Theatre, of which Prince Charles is patron, they watched performances and attended a small reception inside the theatre for Poles from the world of arts, culture and media.
William and Kate’s time in Gdansk came to an end with a trip to the European Solidarity Centre. Located in Gdansk’s shipyards, the venue was the birth-place of the Solidarity movement in Poland.
The Duke and Duchess toured the museum located on the grounds and met with founding members of Solidarity.
For the today’s engagement, Kate wore a skirt and top in the “Hurst Rose Print” by Erdem. The Imari skirt and custom-made matching top made quite a dashing ensemble when paired with a new pair of Stuart Weitzman Nearly nude sandals.
She paired it with a clutch from Polish brand Etui and her beloved Cartier Ballon Bleu watch.
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