It has been announced that Prince George and Princess Charlotte will be joining their parents for a visit to Germany and Poland later this month.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit the two European countries between the 17th and 21st of July.
This will be the first time the couple have made an official joint visit to either of the countries. Prince William made an official trip to Germany last year.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridges Communications Secretary, Jason Knauf, said: “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.”
Members of The Royal Family are currently undertaking a series of visits to European countries. As well as visiting Poland and Germany, the Cambridges also traveled to France a couple of months ago. The Duchess undertook a solo visit to Luxembourg in May.
In addition to this, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall completed a successful tour of Europe a few months ago. Other less senior royals have also visited European countries in recent months, including the Countess of Wessex’s visit to Estonia.
This is likely no coincidence. With negotiations underway for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, The Royal Family are seen to be unofficial Brexit ambassadors. The government is keen to emphasise via these royal visits the strong friendship between the UK and Europe.
A spokesman for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said: “Royal visits play a very important role in the United Kingdom’s bilateral diplomacy.
“Whilst every royal visit is unique, each visit is designed to support foreign policy objectives and promote closer ties across a range of areas, for example cultural, economic or political, between the UK and the host country.”
The royal tour to Germany is expected to strengthen relationships between the two countries following The Queen’s visit to the country in 2015.