Kate Middleton and Prince William’s royal tour of Pakistan is finally upon us. The couple’s five-day visit has been called their “most complex” by Kensington Palace, and now we can tell why. Here, everything they have planned for their kid-free excursion.
Today, the 37-year-old Duchess of Cambridge and 37-year-old Prince William touched down in Islamabad to begin a series of engagements surrounding topics like environmental conservation, national security, arts, culture, female empowerment and issues faced by Pakistani youth.
From Islamabad, they will travel to the city of Lahore, then continue on to rural mountain towns in the northern countryside and border regions in the west.
During a press briefing, Kensington Palace revealed that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge specifically asked to have “opportunities to meet as many Pakistanis as possible…over the course of the visit, their Royal Highnesses will meet a wide variety of people, including children and young people; leaders from government, business and the charity sector; inspiring conservationists; and well-known cultural figures and sporting stars.”
Further specific details about their day-to-day engagements have not yet been released, but overall, their trip is meant to signify the long-held relationship between Britain and Pakistan and to introduce the modern Pakistan to the world. They will also set out to experience how communities in the country are responding and adapting to climate change. Just last year, Pakistan experienced massive floods that left 800 dead and impacted the lives of 5 million people.
The duke and duchess will remain in Pakistan until Friday, October 18, when their tour wraps up.
Now, we wait for more photos.