Britain’s royal couple Dutch and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William, and Kate Middleton will reach Islamabad tonight at 9 pm on their maiden trip to Pakistan.
The royal couple will stay in Pakistan for five days, will depart the country on 18th October 2019. The visit has been organized on the request of the United Kingdom’s (UK) Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
We’re in the final countdown to the arrival in Pakistan of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Here is a flavour of what to expect. #RoyalVisitPakistan pic.twitter.com/zvg0MkTkNa
— Thomas Drew (@TomDrewUK) October 13, 2019
British High Commissioner to Pakistan, Thomas Drew took to Twitter to share his message with the followers, calling the visit of the royal couple to Pakistan as an ‘exciting program‘. Adding that the aspiration of the trip ‘is to showcase Pakistan as a modern, dynamic and forward-looking country’.
Counting on the significance of the royal couple’s visit, he said it is an expression of paying homage to the historical relations between Pakistan and Britain.
He informed that the royal couple is enthusiastic to meet as many Pakistanis as possible to build a lasting friendship with the people of Pakistan.
Pakistan pins high hopes with the visit of a royal couple of Pakistan, to improve its image worldwide. The visit of the royal couple is coming after 13 years
During their stay in Pakistan, Prince William and Kate Middleton will be taken on a tour to Lahore, picturesque Gilgit-Baltistan and rugged border regions to the west, informed Kensington Palace. Their travel within Pakistan will range in between 1000-kilometers, and will take in Pakistan’s rich culture, its diverse communities, and its beautiful landscapes said the Kensington Palace handout.
🇬🇧🇵🇰 Coming soon…#RoyalVisitPakistan @UKinPakistan pic.twitter.com/F7pKLrrFgY
— The Prince and Princess of Wales (@KensingtonRoyal) October 13, 2019
The Kensington Palace had even shared a promotional vibrant video of a rickshaw art cheering the visit of the royal couple to Pakistan. A score of rickshaw artists has been seen painting the flags of both countries, welcoming the royal couple to Pakistan. The video suggests that rickshaws in Rawalpindi are getting a makeover to welcome the royal couple to Pakistan.
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‘The UK in Pakistan‘ Twitter account posted the video and wrote: “Check out the #RoyalVisitPakistan rickshaws on the roads of Rawalpindi and Lahore. Welcome to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge”.
Two more days to go to #RoyalVisitPakistan! A taste of the sights and sounds to look forward to. https://t.co/uRFcd6DwUK
— Thomas Drew (@TomDrewUK) October 12, 2019
Extraordinary measures have been taken for the security of the royal couple. Nearly 1000 Police personnel are deployed for the purpose.
Pakistan pins high hopes with the visit of a royal couple of Pakistan, to improve its image worldwide. The visit of the royal couple is coming after 13 years, following the last visit of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker in 2016.
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton to arrive in Pakistan today on their first-ever visit to the country. #RoyalVisitPakistan @KensingtonRoyal pic.twitter.com/XpQiT9lf7m
— Government of Pakistan (@GovtofPakistan) October 14, 2019
Whereas, The Cambridges are hoping to put Pakistan back ‘on the map’. The insider told The Sunday Times: “The duke and duchess will be covering a lot of ground and are keen to put Pakistan back on the map as a country that is now much safer than people expect it to be.”
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The couple will meet President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan on October 16th. They will engage with leaders from government, cultural figures, and sporting stars. They will also visit programs, which empower young people, and cover how communities in Pakistan are responding and adapting to climate change.