The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, accompanied by Prince George and Princess Charlotte, are on a five-day visit of Poland and Germany on advice from the British Government. They will meet a variety of business, government and civil leaders. Click HERE for Day 1 in Poland, HERE for Day 2, and HERE for Day 1 in Germany.
On Day Four, the Duke and Duchess visited Heidelberg, twinned with the city of Cambridge since 1965, where they started their day at the German Cancer Research Centre. They met researchers and visited the stem cell research lab to learn more about the important work being done there.
The Duke and Duchess proceeded to the centre of Heidelberg, situated by the riverside and overlooked by the ruins of its famous castle. They wandered through the central market square, on which a British-German market had been set up offering local food and drink, and a pretzel making competition which the Duchess won, before the Mayor of Heidelberg led the way to the River Neckar, where the Duke and Duchess embarked on a friendly rowing boat competition with rowers from both Cambridge and Heidelberg. The Duke’s team won.
In the evening, the Duke and Duchess attended a reception in the vintage mirrored hall of Clärchens Ballhaus in Berlin. Among the guests were some of the most creative, innovative, and exciting new names in the world of art, culture, style, fashion and technology in the city.
For the day events, the Duke wore a fawn blazer with a navy tie. The Duchess of Cambridge wore a yellow Jenny Packham dress with new Oscar de la Renta earrings. For the race, the Duke changed into a blue shirt, while the Duchess wore skinny jeans and a Hugo Boss striped top. In the evening, the Duke wore a blue blazer. The Duchess of Cambridge wore a green, black, and white Markus Lupfe dress with her Soru Jewelry Baroque Pearl and Swarovski Crystals earrings and a pearl bracelet from the late Diana, Princess of Wales.
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