Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton has described the royal tour to Pakistan, ‘really special‘ in a rare interview with CNN in Lahore. The five-day tour has enabled the royal to see a lot of the country.
The Princess in her interview, cherished visiting the country’s unique landscape in Chitral and engaging in community activities during her visit. “It was amazing seeing some of the geography yesterday, but then to see some of the community activities today has been really special,” the duchess said.
The Duchess expressed her views while visiting SOS village, a charity organisation for orphans in Lahore, constructed in the 1970s, assisting 150 orphan children.
“William and I wanted to come and see an SOS Children’s Village like this,” Kate continued. “There are so many vulnerable women here but they’ve used their positivity and the support that the Village here provides them … to support and protect the next generation of children in their care and give them the best possible start to their future lives.”
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She also made her first speech on the tour while addressing children at SOS village. In her speech, she acknowledged the vital social support SOS is providing to the children.
Adding that, “You have shown us too that it is not simply a term that describes the relationship between blood relatives,” the duchess said. “Instead it describes those special bonds we share with those who make us feel safe and supported. It is the quality of those relationships that matters.”
Prince William and Kate Middleton also attended a birthday party for the three children at SOS village. Kate ended her address with a note in Urdu wishing three children a happy birthday.
The couple had a vibrant day in Lahore including attending a cricket match and mixing up with players at the National Cricket Academy Lahore.