Prince William And Kate Middleton Head Back To School, Mingle With Local Children During Pakistan Tour

Prince William and Kate Middleton headed back to school Tuesday.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who landed in Pakistan late Monday evening for the start of their five-day tour, visited the Islamabad Model College for Girls.

The royals, who also attended a meeting with President of Pakistan, Arif Alvi at the Presidential Palace Tuesday, visited the classrooms of children between the ages of four and 18 to see how they’re benefitting from the Teach for Pakistan programme.

William and Kate’s engagement championed “the importance of quality education, and how girls benefit from pursuing higher education and professional careers.”

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Kate definitely dressed to impress for the outing, donning a blue shalwar kameez and a dupatta by Pakistani designer Maheen Khan.

During the royals’ school visit, William was told by one of the girls they were “big fans” of his mother Princess Diana.

The Duke replied, according to the Daily Mail: “You were, really? Oh that’s very sweet of you. I was a big fan of my mother too. She came here three times. I was very small.”

Credit: Owen Humphreys/Pool via REUTERS
Credit: Owen Humphreys/Pool via REUTERS

The couple’s spokesperson said ahead of their trip, according to People: “Access to quality education, particularly to girls and young women is one of the U.K.’s top priorities in Pakistan.”

“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 Monday.

William and Kate’s three children, Prince George, 6, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis, 1, all stayed back home with nanny Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo.

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