Prince William and Princess Kate Arrive for “Most Complex Tour” in Pakistan

  • Their first destination was a girls' school in Islamabad, where they both met with the students.
  • The royals met with President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan.
  • It is the first visit by a royal couple since Charles and Kamila visited in 2006.

Britain’s Prince William and Princess Kate arrived at Noor Khan Airbase in Rawalpindi, Pakistan on October 14 for their “most complex tour” ever. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, the British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Thomas Drew, and other members of the Pakistani Foreign Office were present on the occasion to welcome them. The Guard of Honor was also presented to both guests. On this occasion, the strictest security arrangements have been made in the capital of Islamabad. One thousand policemen are stationed around Islamabad where the royal couple is staying.

Arif Alvi is a Pakistani politician serving as the 13th and current President of Pakistan, in office since 9 September 2018. Along with Prime Minister Imran Khan, Alvi is a founding member of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party.

After their arrival in Pakistan on Monday night, Prince William and Princess Kate have resumed their activities from Tuesday. Their first destination was a girls’ school in Islamabad, where they both met with the students. Kate is a big supporter of girls’ education. On a visit to the Model College for Girls, Kate wore a traditional Pakistani dress.

Later, they had meetings with Pakistani leaders, after which they will also address a public gathering. Prince William and Princess Kate are also scheduled to meet with Arif Alvi, the country’s president, but details about his time are not known. Prime Minister Imran Khan will also meet the two guests at the banquet. The meeting will take place in the Prime Minister’s Office.

On Tuesday, Prince William and Princess Kate also attended a charity event, then addressed a gathering. After spending a day in Islamabad, the royal couple will leave for Bazaria Road, Lahore. In Lahore, the two will visit the mosque and fort. Then on Thursday, Prince William and Princess Kate will be in Chitral, where they will meet members of local communities affected by climate change. Prince William and Princess Kate will visit the mosque before departing on the last day of their five-day visit, on Friday.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, KG, KT, PC, ADC, is a member of the British royal family. He is the elder son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales. Since birth, he has been second in the line of succession to the British throne.

The last British royal couple to visit Pakistan before Prince William and Prince Kate was Prince William’s father, Prince Charles, and his wife, Kamila, who visited Pakistan in 2006. Prince Diana, Prince William’s mother, also visited Pakistan in 1996. Lady Diana came to Pakistan to attend a fundraising event for a cancer hospital built by the former Pakistani cricketer and current Prime Minister. In addition, Queen Elizabeth II has made official visits to Pakistan in 1961 and 1997.

William аnd Kаtе’ѕ trаvеlѕ wіll ѕраn more thаn 700 mіlеѕ, tаkіng іn bоth thе cities оf Iѕlаmаbаd аnd Lаhоrе, аѕ well аѕ vаѕt mоuntаіnоuѕ rеgіоnѕ in the nоrth and wеѕt of the соuntrу. The trip hаѕ been dеѕіgnеd tо ѕhоwсаѕе thе bеѕt mоdеrn Pаkіѕtаn hаѕ tо offer. It will also еmрhаѕіѕе the оngоіng political, сulturаl, ѕосіаl аnd есоnоmіс tіеѕ іt enjoys wіth thе UK, hіghlіghtіng Brіtаіn’ѕ continuing role оn thе іntеrnаtіоnаl ѕtаgе аwау frоm thе Brexit crisis.

Rising tеnѕіоnѕ wіth India оvеr thе dіѕрutеd rеgіоn оf Kashmir, and continuing соnсеrnѕ over Islamic tеrrоr grоuрѕ, mеаnѕ thаt details of thе соuрlе’ѕ еngаgеmеntѕ аrе bеіng kерt undеr wraps until thе lаѕt роѕѕіblе moment. Aіdеѕ ѕау thе соuрlе аrе still іmmеnѕеlу lооkіng fоrwаrd tо thе ‘сhаllеngіng’ vіѕіt, ѕауіng “they аrе nоw іn their late 30s аnd rеаdу tо take оn these mоrе соmрlеx and demanding tоurѕ оn behalf оf the Brіtіѕh Gоvеrnmеnt.”

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