Published: Mon, October 14, 2019

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Pakistan for five-day visit

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Pakistan for five-day visit

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.

What's been released to the public about their tour is that the places they'll visit "range from the modern, leafy capital of Islamabad to the vibrant city of Lahore, the mountainous countryside in the North, and the rugged border regions to the West".

Police have ensured comprehensive security arrangements for visit of Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton to the Federal Capital today.

In his video message shared on Twitter, the high commissioner said the visit would largely focus on showcasing Pakistan as it was today -a dynamic, aspirational and forward looking nation.

Nearly immediately after Prince William and Middleton's official visit to Pakistan was announced - they'll be the first members of the royal family to visit the country in 13 long years - royal fans questioned whether or not it's safe for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to go, let alone their children.

"This is the most complex tour undertaken by The Duke and Duchess to date, given the logistical and security considerations", Kensington Palace said in a statement.

According to local media reports, the royal couple will meet Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Arif Alvi on October 15 and after meeting them, they will go to Lahore on October 16, arriving a day later in Chitral.

This a key area of interest for the couple is that they are keen to learn more about the climate change issues affecting Pakistan and our world, and the positive work being undertaken to combat these challenges. They'll stay in the country until Friday, when they'll return home.

The internet had been abuzz since the past few days with netizens counting down days till the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's arrival and the time is finally here.

"The visit will underscore the cordial relationship between the United Kingdom and Pakistan, despite the British colonial past", Michael Kugelman, a South Asia expert at the Washington-based Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars, told DW.

After more than a decade, members of the Royal Family are making a visit to Pakistan.

The visit showed that Pakistan has come out of "difficult times", he added.

"Diana had helped raise funds for Khan's cancer hospital in Pakistan, and that legacy of generosity and philanthropy will be honored on this visit".

Previously, Queen Elizabeth II visited in 1961 and 1997 while Princess Diana travelled there on a solo trip back in 1991.

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