Kate Middleton and Prince William’s busy 2017 schedule just got busier, and the royal couple is carrying a burden of “soft diplomacy” in their new travel plans. According to the Mirror, Middleton and Prince William are traveling to three European countries — France, Poland, and Germany — this summer.
In the face of ongoing Brexit negotiations, Kate and William’s visit to the European capitals is seen as a way to increase the historically “close ties” between Britain and its continental counterparts.
The decision to send the incredibly popular Middleton and Prince William on an official visit comes after a request from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. According to the International Business Times, it’s hoped that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be able to act as “unofficial Brexit ambassadors.”