Kate Middleton and Prince William Visit Concentration Camp in Poland, Meet Survivors: Pics
Taking a moment to remember. Kate Middleton and Prince William had a somber start to the second day of their Royal Tour of Poland and Germany on Tuesday.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the Stutthof concentration camp, which was the first Nazi camp set up in Poland.
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
MORE: Kate Middleton Continues Her All-White Fashion Trend at Garden Party on Royal Tour of Poland and Germany
The royal couple toured the site, which has since been turned into a museum honoring the thousands of victims during World War II. They viewed exhibits which showed the living conditions of the camp’s prisoners.
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
William and Kate also had the opportunity to speak with three surviving former prisoners of Stutthof, who spoke of their experiences in the camp.
Clad in a white, floral-printed skirt and top, Kate toured the grounds and paid tribute to the 28,000 fallen victims at the Star of David monument alongside her husband. Both were then led in prayer by two of the camp’s survivors.
Marek, Maria and Czesław are all former Stutthof prisoners who spoke to The Duke and Duchess about their experiences of the camp. pic.twitter.com/f3ibZRysuw— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) July 18, 2017
They then exited the grounds through what was known as the “Death Gate.”
WATCH: Kate Middleton Jokes About Having ‘More Babies’ After Receiving Gift for a Newborn in Poland
The couple pay their respects at the Star of David in memory of 28,000 Jews who died at Stutthof and the 6 million killed in the Holocaust. pic.twitter.com/XtrzulxqTw— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) July 18, 2017
The royals touched down in Warsaw, Poland, on Monday, with their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, in tow. Later in the day on Tuesday, they are traveling to the Polish city of Gdansk to visit the local market there.
For more from the Royal Tour of Poland and Germany, watch the clip below!