William and Kate will have a ‘specific Jewish memorial element’ to their European trip in July.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are to visit the Stutthof concentration camp located in Poland during their upcoming European tour in July.

A Kensington Palace spokesman confirmed that there will be “a specific Jewish memorial element” to the visit by the Royal couple, as part of five days of activities.

Located near Gdansk, Stutthof was the first Nazi concentration camp to be built outside Germany’s borders, and the last to be liberated by the Allies. Researchers believe 85,000 people died there, and today it remains largely intact.

William and Kate will begin their trip on 17 July in the Polish capital of Warsaw, ending in the German city of Hamburg before the returning home on 21 July.

Their visit to Stuffhof is the second high-profile Royal visit to a concentration camp in recent years, after the Queen and Prince Phillip journeyed to Bergen-Belsen in 2015 to mark the 70th anniversary of the camp’s liberation.

Entrance to the Stuffhof concentration camp

Entrance to the Stuffhof concentration camp


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