Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, are set to kick off their tour of Sweden with a hockey match on Tuesday (30.01.18).

Prince William and Duchess Catherine

Prince William and Duchess Catherine

The royal couple will begin their four-day trip of Sweden and Norway on Tuesday, and their jam packed itinerary is set to start with a visit to a Bandy hockey in the morning, before they head to the Royal Palace of Stockholm for lunch hosted by the King and Queen of Sweden.

After lunch, the pair - who are travelling without their children, Prince George, four, and Princess Charlotte, two - will join Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel for a walk through the city's picturesque cobbled streets, and a visit to the Nobel Museum, a tourist attraction devoted to sharing information on the Nobel Prize and Nobel laureates.

Prince William, 35, and Duchess Catherine, 36, will spend two days in Sweden where they will also visit other popular landmarks including the NK department store, where they will open an interactive exhibition of UK design, fashion and brands that operate in Sweden.

They will also join Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel for a private tea at Haga Palace, before culminating their Sweden trip with an evening at Fotografiska Galleries, where they will attend a reception to celebrate Swedish culture.

From there, the pair will travel to Oslo, Norway, where they will visit the Norwegian royal family for a private luncheon hosted by the King and Queen of Norway at the royal palace.

They will visit the Princess Ingrid Alexandra Sculpture Park within the Palace Gardens, as well as the Holmenkollen ski museum, which was founded in 1923 and is the world's oldest ski museum.

During their Norway portion of the trip, they will be accompanied by Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit.

Previously, it was claimed the trip has been designed to let William and Catherine "build a strong relationship" with the other royals of their own age.

Jason Knauf, communications secretary for the Duke and Duchess, said of the trip: "From our perspective, it's a chance for Their Royal Highnesses to build a strong relationship with the Royal families of each country, and particularly the Royals of their generation who they will know throughout their lives.

"Those close relationships between countries on a people-to-people level are something that Royal visits are particularly good at highlighting."