The second day of the Royal Visit to Poland started on a sombre note with a trip to the former Nazi Germany Concentration Camp in Stutthof. During WWII up to 110,000 people – men, women and children – from 28 countries were imprisoned in Stutthof, of whom as many as 65,000, including 28,000 Jews, died.
During their visit, William and Kate met former prisoners of the camp.
There was a change in mood for their second stop of the day. William and Kate traveled to Gdansk, a handsome port city located on Poland’s northern Baltic coastline, famous for its amber.
In the central market square the Duke and Duchess joined a street party where they where offered Goldwasser - a Gdansk liqueur, and traditional Polish pierogi, while watching amber craftsmen at work, and listening to local musicians and artists who will contribute to the festive feeling.
Then it was on to the Gdansk Shakespeare theatre - home to the city’s annual Shakespeare festival, attended by theatre-lovers from around the world. During the seventeenth century there was a large English-speaking community based in Gdansk, which made the city an important destination for travelling English actors.
They concluded their visit to the town with a trip to the European Solidarity Centre, in Gdansk’s shipyards the birth-place of the Solidarity movement in Poland.
For her second day of the royal tour, the Duchess stepped out in a co-ordinate set by Erdem featuring the designer's 'Hurst Rose' print from the SS 2017 collection.
The Erdem 'Imari' skirt (£760.00) is a midi length skirt crafted from a cotton faille with a slight sheen. Its feminine volume is created by tucked folds. It is finished with a high waist and pockets. We have been unable to find a stock photo of the matching cropped top.
The 'Hurst Rose' print is available on a few different Erdem items, including a dress, trousers and top at MyTheresa.com:
On her feet Kate wore the Stuart Weitzman 'NearlyNude' Patent Ankle Strap Sandals (US$398) which we believe are the same pair she debuted a few days ago at the Wimbledon men's singles final.
The Duchess carried a new taupe ostrich embossed clutch bag by Polish brand, Etui. It is a style she already owns in green crocodile-embossed leather, and cream woven leather.
She wore her trusty Cartier Ballon Bleu Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch.
Kate donned a new necklace and matching earrings. The pendant and earrings feature yellow cabochon stones in an intricate gold filigree setting. It has been suggested that the stone is Baltic Amber - the native gemstone of Poland. The origin of the pieces is unknown but are perhaps a gift from the Polish government or President.
Tomorrow we will see the Cambridges bid farewell to Poland, before beginning the German element of the tour in the capital, Berlin.
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