On Friday, Britain’s Prince William and Kate Middleton had a virtual meeting with the staff of Islamabad Model Girls College, a year after their historic visit to Pakistan during which they toured the school.
The royal couple asked the teachers how their activities have been affected by pandemic coronavirus, and played Pictionary with students.
The video of the royal couple interacting with the children was shared on the social media by Kensington Palace. “One year on from #RoyalVisitPakistan The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge caught up with teachers at Islamabad Model College for Girls to hear how the school’s activities have been impacted, before joining pupils in a game of Pictionary,” wrote Kensington Palace on Twitter.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also interacted with the SOS Children’s Village. “Having visited the SOS children’s village twice during their tour last year, The Duke and Duchess were reminded of their cricket skills, or perhaps lack of cricket skills in this instance…” informed Kensington Palace.
Having visited the SOS children's village twice during their tour last year, The Duke and Duchess were reminded of their cricket skills, or perhaps lack of cricket skills in this instance… pic.twitter.com/PxbOhhigNc
— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) October 16, 2020
During their visit to Pakistan last year, the royal couple had visited state-run school in Islamabad and interacted with the children from kindergarten to sixth grade. The school is benefitting from the Teach for Pakistan program modeled on the UK’s Teach First Scheme.
Britain’s royal couple last year visited Pakistan in October. The royal couple stayed in Pakistan for five days. The visit was organized on the request of the United Kingdom’s (UK) Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton had described the royal tour to Pakistan, ‘really special‘ in a rare interview with CNN in Lahore. The five-day tour had enabled the royals to see a lot of the country.
Incredibly thoughtful of the Duke and Duchess to check in with the students in these challenging times.
We look forward to continuing our strong partnership with the UK in promoting positive initiatives in both countries. 🇵🇰🇬🇧 https://t.co/yy8rH1XFyp
— Prime Minister's Office, Pakistan (@PakPMO) October 16, 2020
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.