Published: Mon, October 14, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Kate, William to land in Pakistan tomorrow

Kate, William to land in Pakistan tomorrow

British royals Prince William and his wife Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, will be arriving in Pakistan on Monday (October 14) for the first royal trip to the country in more than a decade.

During their time in Pakistan, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Islamabad, Lahore, Gilgit-Baltistan and rugged border regions to the west, an official handout from Kensington Palace had stated.

William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will be accorded a red carpet welcome when they land in the capital Islamabad under special security arrangements.

Even as the tour begins, details about the royals' itinerary are slim, but in a statement made earlier this month, William and Kate's communications secretary said that their schedule will not only "pay respect to the historical relationship between Britain and Pakistan", but will also "largely focus on showcasing Pakistan as it is today-a dynamic, aspirational and forward-looking nation".

It is also thought the Duke and Duchess, who have left their three children at home, will see sites visited by the Queen during tours in 1961 and 1997.

The trip has been described by Kensington Palace as the most complex the couple have undertaken due to security and logistical issues.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton to arrive in Pakistan today on their first-ever visit to the country.

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The injured were taken two local area hospitals as was a third person with minor injuries, a police spokesman said. A memorial service was scheduled to be held for Garcia, 60, at the same venue after the wedding.


Analysts have long warned that Pakistan is not yet getting to the root causes of extremism, however, and militants retain the ability to carry out attacks, including in urban areas.

The couple landed at Nur Khan airbase in Islamabad, on a Royal Air Force Voyager plane. "Diana wore that look multiple times in Pakistan and I think she has on occasion looked to Diana for inspiration, while being careful not to copy her".

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a long pale blue variation of the shalwar kameez, a dress or tunic worn over pants, Pakistan's traditional national outfit that many on social media and in the fashion industry had hoped she would don during her visit.

"Diana had helped raise funds for Khan's cancer hospital in Pakistan, and that legacy of generosity and philanthropy will be honored on this visit".

"Their Royal Highnesses will also spend time understanding the complex security picture in Pakistan".

Britain ended its colonial rule over the Indian subcontinent in 1947 and divided it into two nations, India and Pakistan.

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