Prince William And Kate Middleton Land In Pakistan For First-Ever Visit

Prince William and Kate Middleton have landed in Pakistan late Monday evening for the start of their five-day tour, the first the two have made to the country.

Their three children, Prince George, 6, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis, 1, all stayed back home with nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo and likely the help of grandparents Carole and Michael Middleton as the tour overlaps with a school break.

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“The Duke and Duchess’s first official visit to the country will pay respect to the historical relationship between Britain and Pakistan, but will largely focus on showcasing Pakistan as it is today — a dynamic, aspirational and forward-looking nation,” Kensington Palace wrote on Instagram as the royal couple arrived looked very glamorous.

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived in Pakistan! ‎ڈیوک اور ڈچز آف کیمبرج پاکستان تشریف لا چکے ہیں۔ The Duke and Duchess’s first official visit to the country will pay respect to the historical relationship between Britain and Pakistan, but will largely focus on showcasing Pakistan as it is today — a dynamic, aspirational and forward-looking nation. ‎ڈیوک اور ڈچز آف کیمبرج کا پاکستان کا پہلا شاہی دورہ برطانیہ اور پاکستان کے مابین تاریخی تعلقات کی عزت افزائی ہے، لیکن زیادہ تر توجہ موجودہ دور کے پاکستان بحیثیت ایک متحرک، زندہ و جاوید اور دور اندیش ملک کی ترویج پر ہوگی۔ 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 beautiful landscapes. ‎شاہی دورہ جدید طرز پر تعمیر شدہ سر سبز دارالحکومت اسلام آباد سے زندہ دلوں کے شہر لاہور، عظیم پہاڑی سلسلوں پر مشتمل شمالی علاقہ جات اور مغرب کی جانب ناہموار سرحدی علاقوں تک ہزار کلو میٹر سے زائد سفر پر مشتمل ہوگا۔‪ ‬اس دوران پاکستان کی بھرپور ثقافت، مختلف ثقافتوں پر مشتمل آبادیوں اور اس کے خوبصورت مناظر سے آگاہی اور لطف اندوز ہونے کا موقع ملے گا۔ 📷 Kensington Palace #RoyalVisitPakistan #pakistan

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge landed at a Pakistani air force base in Rawalpindi just before 10 p.m. local time with the Duchess stunning in an ombre blue dress and pant outfit (known as a shalwar kameez) from Catherine Walker.

REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

While traditionally only a few engagements on a tour are embargoed, this time the entire trip has been kept under wraps due to “security considerations.”

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“This is the most complex tour undertaken by [William and Kate] to date, given the logistical and security considerations,” a statement from Kensington Palace read.

REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Specifics won’t be discussed but sources have confirmed to ET Canada that a focus on education and many links between Pakistani culture and the United Kingdom will be explored.

 

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