Prince William in a moving and reassuring speech reflected on the long-standing relationship between Poland and the UK:
Mr. President, Minister, Ambassador, [Polish: Panie Panowie Dobry Wieczór Ladies and Gentlemen Good evening] [applause] A very good evening to you all. Thank you for joining Catherine and me at this very special occasion. Tonight we have double reason to celebrate, primarily the birthday of my grandmother the Queen, and the depth and breadth of shared ties between our two great countries.
The links between Britain and Poland go back centuries and are steeped in rich history, cultural exchange, trade cultural relations. The Shakespeare theater in Gdańsk, which Catherine and I will see tomorrow, is a reminder that cultural links have long been at the heart of our close relationship. Shakespeare's plays were performed in Poland and indeed in Polish very soon after they were first staged in London.