Kate, William, Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive in Poland

Royal familyGETTYGeorge and Charlotte joined their parents in Canada last year for an official trip

William and Kate's trip, taken at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, is likely to be seen as another Brexit diplomacy tour, helping to maintain and strengthen the UK's relations with Europe as it leaves the EU.

But all eyes are on the couple's children, George aged three and two-year-old Charlotte, who are getting used to travelling overseas having joined their parents in Canada last year for an official trip.

They are likely to be seen on only a few occasions during the tour of Poland and Germany, making appearances during arrivals and departures at the two countries, and possibly at one or two of the engagements.

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Royal familyGETTYThe children can be expected to be seen on at least a couple of occasions during the week

The Duke and Duchess are very much looking forward to this tour and are delighted with the exciting and varied programme that has been put together for it

Kensington Palace spokesman

A Kensington Palace spokesman has said: "The Duke and Duchess are very much looking forward to this tour and are delighted with the exciting and varied programme that has been put together for it.

"They have decided that their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, will travel with them and we expect the children to be seen on at least a couple of occasions over the course of the week."

William and Kate's five-day trip will begin with a welcome from President Andrzej Duda in the

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