Pakistan will host Prince William and Kate Middleton this autumn
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Pakistan this fall.
- Despite security concerns, Prince William and Kate Middleton will be visiting Pakistan this autumn.
- Kensington Palace confirmed that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit during fall.
- It will be a first official visit by a member of the British royal family to Pakistan since 2006.
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office requested for the visit.
In quite a surprise, Kensington Palace announced that Prince William and Kate Middleton will visit Pakistan this autumn. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were requested by Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office to visit the country even amid security risks.
Kensington Palace confirmed the news on their official Twitter account while the exact details of the visit are to be revealed yet.
”The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will undertake an official visit to Pakistan this autumn, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Further details will be advised in due course,” the palace informed.
?? The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will undertake an official visit to Pakistan this autumn, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Further details will be advised in due course. pic.twitter.com/z8M1hnpfWS
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) June 29, 2019
“Government and the people of Pakistan warmly welcome the announcement of the Royal visit,” Nafees Zakaria, Pakistan’s envoy to Britain tweeted.
“People of Pakistan cherish & fondly recall visits of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to Pakistan during 1961 and 1997.”
“Upcoming Royal visit reflects the importance UK attaches to Pakistan. Both countries enjoy historical links and wish to strengthen them further,” he added.
First official visit by the Royal Family since 2006:
Prince William and Kate Midleton’s plan to visit Pakistan comes a decade after the Royal Family visited last. 13 years ago Charles and Camilla – the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwell – visited the country.
However, Pakistan still remembers Diana by heart.
Princess Diana visited Pakistan back in 1996, making her place in people’s hearts forever. She traveled to Islamabad, scenic northern areas and Lahore, where she was welcomed by now Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Diana, who was also a friend of Khan, attended a fundraising event of his Shaukat Khanam Memorial Cancer Hospital.
Britain houses more than a million Pakistanis, making it the largest Pakistani diaspora in Europe. According to Britain’s Department of International Trade, Britain is currently Pakistan’s third largest source of foreign investment after China and the Netherlands.
British Airways also resumed its operations in Pakistan earlier this month in a major vote of confidence.
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