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British royals awaited in Poland at start of a EU visit

Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (second from right) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (second from left) with their children Prince George (right) and Princess Charlotte (left) at the airport in Warsaw.

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Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (second from right) and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (second from left) with their children Prince George (right) and Princess Charlotte (left) at the airport in Warsaw.

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children have arrived in Poland, the first leg of a goodwill trip to two European Union nations that seeks to underscore Britain’s friendly ties despite its negotiations to leave the bloc.

The royals arrived Monday at Warsaw’s airport. They are to meet Poland’s president and his wife, take a walk in the Old Town and meet with World War II veterans and with Polish and British businesspeople.

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On their first official visit to Poland they have come with their children, Prince George, who will be 4 on Saturday, and Princess Charlotte, 2.

Prince William and the former Kate Middleton will travel to the Baltic coast city of Gdansk on Tuesday, where they will meet former president Lech Walesa, before heading for Germany on Wednesday.

Britain's Prince William held his son’s hand Prince George in Poland Monday.

Czarek Sokolowski/Associated Press

Britain's Prince William held his son’s hand Prince George in Poland Monday.

Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge held Princess Charlotte as they arrive at the airport.

Czarek Sokolowski/Associated Press

Britain's Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, held Princess Charlotte as they arrive at the airport.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children arrived in Poland.

Czarek Sokolowski/Associated Press

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children arrived in Poland.

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