Before leaving, William and Kate enjoyed tea with President Duda and the First Lady at Belvedere Palace.
The Cambridge family arrived at the airport in coordinated blue and navy outfits.
Adorable Video Alert - Kate asked Charlotte to say thank you with a curtsy. It looks like the Princess has been practising and has already honed her curtsying skills :)
George takes a last look at Warsaw before departure....
....And after a short flight, Charlotte takes a peek at Berlin.
They travelled to Tegel airport in Berlin to begin the next leg of the tour.
Princess Charlotte was given her very own 'mini-bouquet' of flowers.
I love this shot of Kate and Charlotte with matching bouquets.
Charlotte smells her flowers.
A throwback to this moment when the Cambridge family left Canada last September.
An arrival video (with a diplomatic handshake from Charlotte) from Chris Ship. There's also a sweet "Mom moment" where Kate fixed George's hair.
In Warsaw, Prince George looked bored of it all. Today in Berlin, he looked like a very tired 3 year old #RoyalVisitGermany pic.twitter.com/bGbUP7Ecx8— Chris Ship (@chrisshipitv) July 19, 2017
Prince George looked like he had just woken up from a nap upon arrival, he held William's hand as they made their way to the car.
There was a huge media presence at the airport in Warsaw and Berlin, it must seem quite strange and daunting for George and Charlotte at times. There's a lot of travelling involved and disruption to their everyday routine, so it isn't at all surprising to see George looking tired.
A great photo of Charlotte in her cornflower blue printed dress and matching bow.
The day's engagements began with an official welcome from Chancellor Angela Merkel.
William and Kate had a private meeting and lunch with the Chancellor.
William and Kate's next stop was the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin’s most famous landmark and a symbol of German unification.
The couple posed for photos upon arrival, we generally see them do this at least once during tours when visiting a landmark. It always lends itself to fantastic photos.
Before making their way to the Holocaust Memorial, William and Kate said hello to crowds gathered on Pariser Platz in front of the Gate.
Once again, the crowds came out in force to welcome the royals.
Prince William meets locals.
A wave from the Duchess.
More on the history of the gate from the official website of Berlin "The Brandenburg Gate is one of Berlin's most important monuments – a landmark and symbol all in one with over two hundred years of history. A former symbol of the divided city, it drew visitors who used to climb an observation platform in order to get a glimpse of the world behind the Iron Curtain, on the other side of the barren "death-strip" which separated East from West Berlin, geographically and politically. It was here that on June 12, 1987, Ronald Regan issued his stern command to his cold war adversary admonishing him with the words: "Mr. Gorbachov – tear down this wall!". The speech delivered to West Berliners was also audible on the east side of the Gate and echoed President von Weizsacker’s words which translate as: "The German question is open as long as the Brandenburg Gate is closed." When Germany was reunified following the fall of the Berlin in November 1989 Brandenburg Gate quickly reinvented itself into the New Berlin's symbol of unity".
William and Kate walked through the Field of Stelae. The Memorial contains 2711 concrete blocks and represents the enormity of the Holocaust.
The Director of the Holocaust Memorial, Uwe Neumärker, shows The Duke and Duchess around the the museum in Berlin. The exhibitions in the Memorial information centre show documents, family photographs and maps showing the extent of the Holocaust.
William and Kate had the honour of meeting Holocaust survivor Leon Henry Schwarzbaum, who shared his story with them. One of the most memorable moments of the tour came yesterday when the royals met Holocaust survivors Zigi and Manfred in Stutthof. It's both courageous and commendable to see several survivors recount the horrors they experienced with the younger generation. It's vital to understand the past, in order to achieve a better future.
Next, William and Kate travelled to the eastern district of Marzahn to visit Strassenkinder, a charity which supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, including homeless children. Strassenkinder care for 200 children daily, providing welfare assistance, education and sports activities.
In the charity’s youth club, They spent time with some of the young people who have received help from the charity, as well as meeting individuals from the Robert Enke Foundation. Set up in memory of the footballer, this organisation raises awareness of mental health issues, particularly in sport.
Brilliant artwork on display.
There was a lovely moment when a little boy ran up to Kate for a hug before she left. The look on his face says it all really :)
The child who gave Kate flowers decided a hug was in order too.
The Duke and Duchess returned to the west of the city to meet with President Steinmeier at Bellevue Palace.
Kate chose a Catherine Walker design today. It features several components of Walker styles previously worn by the Duchess. Underneath, it appears Kate wore a blue lace dress with a scalloped hem.
Of course Kate didn't select blue by chance. The blue cornflower is one of the national flowers of Germany. This is partly due to the story that when Queen Louise of Prussia was fleeing Berlin and pursued by Napoleon's forces, she hid her children in a field of cornflowers and kept them quiet by weaving wreaths for them from the flowers. The flower thus became identified with Prussia, not least because it was the same color as the Prussian military uniform. After the unification of Germany in 1871, it went on to become a symbol of the country as a whole.
The Telegraph reports:
'The brand is a thoroughly British institution (and one that was adored by Diana, Princess of Wales in her lifetime) but today’s meaning was all in the colour. Berlin Blue, or Prussian Blue, is a pigment that was first developed in Berlin in the early 18th Century, and became the lead colour for the Prussian Army and for other German military uniforms up until the First World War when grey became the staple.
The hue is also known as Cornflower Blue - the cornflower becoming a national flower in Germany thanks to tales of Queen Louise of Prussia, who fled Berlin as Napoleon pursued, and hid her children in a field of the flowers. Given that backstory, it seemed appropriate that Kate was surrounded by her children dressed in the same hue as they landed at Berlin's Tegel airport.
Coordinating her colour palette with her daughter, Princess Charlotte, Kate cut a graphic, streamlined silhouette on the airport runway, something that Catherine Walker & Co. co-founder and head of design, Said Cyrus, has previously told The Telegraph is a key consideration when he designs. “We don’t usually suggest a jacket, as our coatdresses present a single, elongated look which we think is more elegant,” he says. “Our coatdresses are made by skilled tailors and in photographs their strong silhouettes work well at every angle.'
The Duchess opted for her trusty Gianvito Rossi Praline pumps. Crafted in Italy, the rosy-nude suede pair feature a stiletto heel and streamlined toe. They retail for $675 at My Theresa.
Kate carried a new Jimmy Choo clutch (with thanks to the amazing Perths Fashion). The $935 Vivien Clam Satin Clutch is described as "Confident and sensationally playful, the Clam clutch is an unexpected manifestation for your evening accessories. Blending a retro retrospective with modern details, the satin exterior is pinched and held together by an embellished centre stone. Perfect for carrying in the palm of your hand at your next social event."
It'ts available in several colours at Neiman Marcus, Selfridges, Matches and FarFetch.
Kate accessorised with blue topaz Kiki McDonough earrings and a matching necklace.
Kate's earrings are her Kiki Blue Topaz and Diamond Drop Earrings in White Gold. The £3,500 pair are blue topaz oval and cushion cut stones surrounded by diamonds set in 18ct white gold.
Jewellery expert Anna identified the necklace as the £1400 Kiki Eden Blue Topaz and 18ct White Gold Flower Necklace.
And Kate's Cartier Ballon Bleu watch.
This evening, the Duke and Duchess will attend a Queen’s Birthday Party held in the gardens of the British Ambassador’s residence.