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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Royal Visit to Pakistan: William & Kate Sported Traditional Chitrali Caps

The couple reached the beautiful Chitral valley to raise the issue of climate change. The Royal couple was presented with traditional caps and dance.

Prince William and Princess Kate Middleton have reached Chitral for a one-day trip, which is on the schedule of their five-day trip to Pakistan. The trip to the Chitral valley and Hindu Kush mountain range focuses on their agenda to address the climate change on melting glaciers in the region.

The maiden visit of Prince William to Pakistan is laden with nostalgia, reviving the memories of his late mother Princess Diana’s visit to Pakistan. Once again emotional scenes were witnessed when a local boy gifted Prince William a book- a collection of the memoir of Princess Diana’s visit to Chitral valley in 1991. The emotional Prince William responded ‘fantastic’.



The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge were given an exceptional reception upon their arrival at Chitral Airport. The royal couple was presented with the traditional Pakol caps. Princess Kate was given a traditional warm shawl while Prince William was given an embroidered coat. The clad in the traditional gifted attires, posed for pictures. Kate Middleton sporting a Pakol Cap reminisced Princess of Wales, Diana.


The couple visited Chiatibo Glacier in the Hindu Kush mountain range in Chitral to witness the effects of climate change and the consequences of global warming.

The royal couple met with the locals and visited various places in the valley. They attended a cultural show organized for them, enjoyed a local dance of Kalash valley performed in the show.

The locals have expressed delight over the visit of the royal couple to Chitral, adding that their visit will help boost tourism in the area. Adding that they will serve the couple with indigenous sweets if they visited the bazaar in Chitral.

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The locals have asserted that the visit will also highlight the plight of Chitral valley as it the most-affected area by natural calamities and climate change.

Cultural event in Islamabad

Last night, the couple attended a glitzy reception at Pakistan Monument, Islamabad. The show was organized by the British High Commission in honor of the royal couple.


The couple reached the venue, in traditional attires by foreign designers, in an auto-rickshaw. Kate Middleton donned an extremely embellished green maxi while Prince William wore a blue sherwani.

The video of the royal couple stepping down from the auto-rickshaw won immense praise from Pakistani social media users on social media.

While addressing the attendees of the event, Prince William expressed gratitude for the extreme given honor, warmth, and hospitality.

Adding that, his grandmother Queen Elizabeth II had visited the country five decades ago when Islamabad-the capital- was under construction. Now the city has developed into one of the finest and exceptional capital cities in the world.

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The radiant royal couple, emitting grace, interacted with the Pakistani celebrities in attendance at the event. Singer Atif Aslam, Sajal Aly, Mahira Khan, Ahad Raza Mir, Mehwish Hayat, Waseem Akram, Shaniera Akram, Shehzad Roy, Musarrat Misbah, Muniba Mazari, designer Hassan Shaheryar attended the event and met the royal couple.