Prince William and Kate Middleton to Visit Pakistan this fall for the first time
Prince William and Kate Middleton are set to visit Pakistan in the fall, Kensington Palace announced on Saturday.
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will undertake an official visit to Pakistan at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office,” a statement from the palace read. “The visit will take place in the Autumn.”
The trip will mark Kate and William’s first visit to Pakistan.
William’s mother Princess Diana visited the country, which is a member of the Commonwealth, various times throughout her life, and Queen Elizabeth made the trip in 1961 and 1997.
This royal tour will mark the first major official tour the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will undertake since their third son, Prince Louis, one, was born in April last year. It’s unknown if the children, Princes George and Louis, and Princess Charlotte, will accompany their parents on the tour.
Pakistan HC to UK welcomes visit of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this year
The High Commissioner of Pakistan, Mohammad Nafees Zakaria said the government and people of Pakistan warmly welcome the announcement that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit in the coming months.
“The people of Pakistan still cherish and fondly recall the visits of Her Majesty The Queen to Pakistan during 1961 and 1997,” he said.
“The upcoming royal visit is a reflection of the importance the United Kingdom attaches to its relations with Pakistan.
“The two countries enjoy historical links which both sides wish to strengthen further.”