British royal couple in Pakistan for 5-day visit

Brenda Watkins
October 15, 2019

Tomorrow, Prince William and Kate Middleton will embark on their royal tour of Pakistan.

The royal couple were met by Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his wife while arriving at the airport.

The royal couple will then travel to Mr Khan's official residence in Islamabad for a private lunch. They last visited Sweden and Norway in January 2018.

Her visits saw her lay a wreath at Commonwealth war graves, tour Lahore's iconic Badshahi Mosque, and visit a centre for disabled Afghan refugees.

Prince William and Kate Middleton arrive at Model College for Girls. Later, they will visit Dera Khyber and Fort in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

After more than a decade, members of the Royal Family are making a visit to Pakistan.

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"They're looking forward to building a lasting friendship with the people of Pakistan". She wore her hair down, which allowed a glimpse of gorgeous earrings by Pakistani designer Zeen, also the maker of the clutch she carried. Two children presented bouquets to the guests.

Also travelling with William and Kate are their private secretaries Simon Case and Catherine Quinn, as well as the couple's communications secretary Christian Jones. The five-day visit will end on October 18.

The Pakistan trip won't be Prince William's first visit to a sensitive nation -he was the first-ever British royal to visit Israel and Palestine past year. The visit will span over 1,000 kilometres (620 miles) from the capital to the historical city of Lahore, Chitral, the mountainous countryside in Pakistan's north, and the rugged border regions to the west. The visit will span over 1,000 kilometers, and will take in Pakistan's rich culture, its diverse communities, and its lovely landscapes, the Kensington Palace statement said.

The couple will spend much of their tour meeting with young people and children, and will also make climate change and the response to a warming world a large part of their engagements. Diana visited the country several times for charity work.

In his address, William is expected to say that the United Kingdom will continue to support the Commonwealth country as a "key partner and friend" during a visit which hopes to strengthen ties between the two nations.

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