Prince William and Kate Middleton, the British Royal couple have planned to “meet as many Pakistanis as possible” during their first-ever visit to Pakistan. The visit will be held from October 14th to October 18th.
The communication secretary to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said, “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will undertake an official visit to Pakistan between Monday 14th and Friday 18th October, at the request of The Foreign and Commonwealth Office.”
The statement said, “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.”
The royal couple is “looking forward to building a lasting friendship with the people of Pakistan” during what it has called“the most complex tour undertaken by The Duke and Duchess to date, given the logistical and security considerations”.
Adding, Whilst The Duke and Duchess’s program will pay respect to the historical relationship between Britain and Pakistan, it will largely focus on showcasing Pakistan as it is today – a dynamic, aspirational and forward-looking nation.
The Royal couple’s spokesperson said, “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.”
The organization and programs the couple wishes to visit will be those “which empower young people” and “help ensure they have the best possible start in life… the Duke and Duchess are looking forward to spending time meeting young Pakistanis, and hearing more about their aspirations for the future”.
The statement read, “Their Royal Highnesses are keen to learn more about the climate change issues affecting Pakistan and our world, and the positive work being undertaken to combat these challenges.”