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Shoes Off, Head Down: Kate Middleton Won Hearts During Visit to Badshahi Mosque

Kate Middleton’s popularity on social media mounted as the elegant princess donned a green dupatta to cover her head during a Badshahi mosque visit. The couple had a vibrant day in Lahore on the fourth day of the tour.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, had a comprehensive tour of the Lahore city on Thursday, on the fourth day of their tour to Pakistan.

The Cambridges were given a warm reception at the Lahore Airport. Governor Punjab Chaudhary Sarwar and Chief Minister Usman Buzdar reached to receive the couple at the airport. The guests were presented with souvenirs by Buzdar and Sarwar after an official meeting.

On a day-long trip to Lahore city, following the footsteps of Princess Diana, the royal couple visited the Badshahi mosque. On their visit to the mosque, Kate Middleton, radiating elegance, donned her green neckline embroidered Shalwar-Kameez. The Duchess, respecting the Islamic traditions, covered her head with a dupatta. Her humble expression caught the hearts of the people of Pakistanis once again on social media.

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The couple was given a tour to the mosque, they met the religious leaders, listened to the recitation of Quranic verses, and discussed inter-faith harmony.

Later in the day, the couple visited Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital. Princess Diana had worked closely for the construction of the charity cancer hospital and had made several visits to Pakistan in this realm.

The royal couple on their visit to the hospital met with the children suffering from cancer. They were welcomed by the hospital’s CEO Dr. Faisal Sultan and other senior officials. On their visit to the hospital, they were shown department hosting the hospital’s radiation machine.

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Earlier in the day, the royal couple reached the Lahore’s National Cricket Academy. On her visit, Kate Middleton wore a simple chickenkari Kurta from a Pakistani fashion brand ‘Gul Ahmed’.

The couple met with Sana Mir, Shaheen Afridi, and Azhar Ali. The couple also cherished playing cricket with the children and senior players at the cricketing academy. After the game, the couple received some gifts — including a cricket bat for their children.

The couple also visited the SOS Children’s Village, where they took part in a storytelling session and interacted with the staff and children. Prince William and Kate Middleton also attended a birthday party for the three children at SOS village.  The duchess spoke briefly at the event and wished the children ‘happy birthday’ in Urdu.

In the evening, The Royal Air Force plane carrying the royal couple was forced to abort the landing in Islamabad twice and return to Lahore after being caught in a severe thunderstorm.