Prince William, Kate to make official visit to Pakistan this year
Pakistan is all set to roll out the red carpet for UK royalty this year. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released that they will undertake an official visit to Pakistan this autumn, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
This will be the first royal visit since the Prince of Wales, Charles along with his wife Camilla, visited the country in 2006.
Kensington Palace announced the details in a press release and said: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will undertake an official visit to Pakistan at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office,” a statement from the palace read. “The visit will take place in the Autumn.”
The statement also added that further details will be released in due course.
On their official Kensington Palace Instagram page, the younger royal said: “The Duke and Duchess are really looking forward to meeting so many of you on the ground and continuing to raise awareness of the high impact work local communities are doing across the commonwealth and beyond.”
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will undertake an official visit to Pakistan this autumn, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Further details will be advised in due course. Her Majesty The Queen visited Pakistan in 1961 and 1997, and The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited in 2006. Swipe to see photos from the visits: 2. The Queen attends a State Banquet at the President's House, Karachi, in 1961. 3. The Queen meets members of the Pakistan cricket team at the Rawalpindi cricket ground, in 1997. 4. The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall at the Badshahi Mosque, Lahore, in 2006. Photos courtesy of the Press Association and @royalcollectiontrust #Pakistan #RoyalVisitPakistan
Since the announcement was made, citizens of the South Asian country have express their excitement.
#RoyalVisit2Pakistan People of Pakistan cherish&fondly recall visits of Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II to Pakistan during 1961 and 1997. Upcoming Royal visit reflects the importance UK attaches to Pakistan. Both countries enjoy historical links & wish to strengthen further.— Mohammad Nafees Zakaria (@ZakariaNafees) June 29, 2019
William and Kate’s tour will celebrate the “friendship and cultural ties” between the UK and Pakistan, the first royal visit there in 13 years. Prince Charles & the Duchess of Cornwall visited in 2006. Diana, Princess of Wales in the 1990s @thesundaytimes https://t.co/EStIwbRIqr— Roya Nikkhah (@RoyaNikkhah) June 29, 2019
Previously, the Queen visited in 1961 and 1997, and Princess Diana travelled there on a solo trip in 1991.