British Royal couple in Pakistan on five-day trip

British Royal couple in Pakistan on five-day trip

Islamabad (Web Desk): British Prince, William, and his wife, Catherine (Kate) Elizabeth Middleton, known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge respectively arrived in Islamabad late Monday evening on a five-day visit to Pakistan.

The royal guests were given a warm welcome at the Nur Khan Airbase upon arrival.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew, officials from the Foreign Office and top government officials cordially received them at the red carpet.

Two children clad in traditional dress presented bouquet of flowers to the distinguished guests. The guests thanked them and talked to them for a while.

The duo is scheduled to meet President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday besides attending other engagements.

On October 16, Prince William and Kate Middleton will leave for Lahore October where they would tour SOS Children's Village, Aitchison College, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, Badshahi Mosque, Minar-e-Pakistan, and National Cricket Academy.

On October 17, the royal couple will head to Chitral where they are likely to interact with the locals and visit the Khyber Fort before they return to Islamabad at night.

The five-day visit, which will end on October 18, has been organised at the request of the United Kingdom’s (UK) Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

The trip will be the first of its kind undertaken by any member of the British royal family to Pakistan in 13 years.