William and Kate, both 35, met with five Holocaust survivors at Stutthof, one of the first concentration camps installed outside of Germany, and one of the last to be liberated by the Allies in 1945.
More than 110,000 people from 28 countries were imprisoned at Stutthof during World War II and 65,000, including 28,000 Jewish people, died in the gas ovens and by lethal injection.
The Duke and Duchess walk through the site of the camp with the Director of Stutthof Museum, Piotr Tarnowski. pic.twitter.com/le5n5evwTx— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) July 18, 2017
The Duke and Duchess are shown a series of exhibits that illustrate the conditions in which prisoners had to live at Stutthof. pic.twitter.com/OSYVFK4OZm— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) July 18, 2017
This morning The Duke and Duchess will visit the former Nazi German Concentration Camp Stutthof, which is located in northern Poland. pic.twitter.com/tMWcxIugh8— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) July 18, 2017
William and Kate visited Gdansk's central market square following their visit to Stutthof. The royal couple sampled some of the local specialties, including pierogi and Goldwasser, a liqueur with flakes of gold, watched a demonstration of amber processing and listened to an ensemble play Polish music.
Those gathered in the square were able to listen to traditional polish music played by Capella Gedanesis a world renowned ensemble pic.twitter.com/XyYPOogq4K— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) July 18, 2017
Cheers! TRHs try some Polish and Gdansk delicacies - Goldwasser a traditional liqueur with flakes of gold and some delicious pierogi ?? pic.twitter.com/jNBsKxTTUO— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) July 18, 2017
William and Kate traveled to the shipyards of Gdansk, the birthplace of the solidarity movement, which led to the downfall of Communism in Poland, and the European Solidarity Center.
At the centre The Duke and Duchess placed cards on a solidarity wall that is covered in personal messages from the public. pic.twitter.com/rATFa9C9da— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) July 18, 2017
The couple also met with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former Polish president Lech Walesa.
The Duke and Duchess with former President Walesa walk through the historic shipyard gates on their way to the monument to the fallen. pic.twitter.com/f8RxPNU97o— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) July 18, 2017
The Duke and Duchess meet former President Walesa, who explains the history of the solidarity movement in Poland. pic.twitter.com/FBV2CItxLe— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) July 18, 2017
Their Royal Highnesses lay roses at the Monument to Fallen Shipyard Workers, who died during the suppression of a workers' strike in 1970. pic.twitter.com/l7Ahpbd5M3— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) July 18, 2017
Kate, dressed today in a floral two-piece Erdem dress, caught the attention of royal observers Monday with her reply to being given a stuffed animal designed for newborns at a tech start-up event in Warsaw.
Upon receiving the gift, Kate turned to William and said while laughing, "We will just have to have more babies."
Speculation has been rampant about if and when William and Kate will add to their family. Their two children, Princess Charlotte, 2, and Prince George, who turns 4 this month, are joining them on their five-day tour of Poland and Germany.
George and Charlotte, who did not join William and Kate today, were spotted Monday departing the plane with their parents. Charlotte, on her second royal tour, waved and extended her hand to greet the gathered dignitaries while George, on his third royal tour, appeared shyer and had to be coaxed out of the plane clutching William's hand.
The family will depart Poland for Berlin, Germany, on Wednesday.