Every Fabulous Look From Kate Middleton's Royal Tour of Pakistan

Brenda Watkins
October 16, 2019

Prince William and Kate Middleton arrived at Islamabad's Pakistan Monument in a traditional rickshaw.

It's "the most complex tour undertaken by The Duke and Duchess to date, given the logistical and security considerations".

In a statement announcing the trip, the Palace said: "From the modern leafy capital Islamabad, to the vibrant city of Lahore, the mountainous countryside in the North, and the rugged border regions to the West, the visit will span over 1000km, and will take in Pakistan's rich culture, its diverse communities, and its lovely landscapes".

Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, shakes hands with a student at a government-run school in Islamabad, Pakistan, October 15, 2019.

Foreign Minister Qureshi, while speaking to the media at Nur Khan Airbase earlier, recounted the past visits to Pakistan by members of the British royal family. According to Vogue, the royal couple touched down at the Pakistani Air Force Base Nur Khan in Chaklala, Rawalpindi, Punjab, where William wore a suit with a royal blue tie while Kate wore what looked to be a long dress and trousers, similar to the traditional shalwar kameez, also know as a churidar or kurta.

Fast forward to Kate Middleton and Prince William's royal tour of Pakistan 23 years later, and Kate's outfit choice bears an uncanny resemblance. Prince William thanked the President for the warm welcome and hospitality extended to him and his entourage.

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"The UK and Pakistan share unique bonds and so it will always be in our best interests for you to succeed", William said at the event hosted by the British High Commission, adding that 1.5 million people living in the UK had Pakistani heritage and the UK was one of Pakistan's top investors.

He also appreciated the royal couple for holding interaction with young Pakistanis, including schoolchildren.

First on the agenda today was meeting children benefiting from the Teach For Pakistan programme, which is a fast-track teacher training scheme.

The Duchess of Cambridge arrived for the first full day of engagements in Pakistan wearing a traditional ensemble by local designer.

This is the first royal tour to the country since 2006 when Prince Charles and Camilla, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, travelled to Pakistan. Many on social media and in the fashion industry had been hoping she would don the outfit, which Princess Diana had worn during visits.

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