Prince William, Princess Kate pay somber visit to concentration camp in Poland

PHOTO: Britains Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, meet with former prisoners of the former Nazi-German concentration camp KL Stutthof in Sztutowo village, northern Poland, July 18, 2017.PlayDominik Kulaszewicz/EPA
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Prince William and Princess Kate paid a somber visit to the Stutthof concentration camp near Gdansk, Poland, today amid heavy security.

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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.

PHOTO: Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge meet with Holocaust survivors during their visit at the museum of former German Nazi concentration camp Stutthof in Sztutowo, Poland, July 18, 2017.Kacper Pempel/Reuters
Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge meet with Holocaust survivors during their visit at the museum of former German Nazi concentration camp Stutthof in Sztutowo, Poland, July 18, 2017.

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.

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.

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.

The couple also met with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former Polish president Lech Walesa.

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.

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