Prince William is going to visit Pakistan, Kate Middleton will accompany her husband, Daily Mail reported. The royal visit planned for autumn, the Kensington Palace confirmed.
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will make their first visit to Pakistan. The trip will mark Kate and William’s first visit to the country, which is a member of the Commonwealth, but not the first by the members of the royal family.
Prince’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, paid an official visit to Pakistan twice in 1961 and 1997. Her first visit took place at the height of the Cold War when Pakistan was very close to the western world. In 2006, Prince William’s father and the Duchess of Cornwall visited Pakistan.
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will undertake an official visit to Pakistan this autumn, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office,” Kensington Palace tweeted.
For the young royal family, autumn trip will the first when they travel with Prince Louis, the youngest son. The experts believe that tour will be the most logistically difficult tour Kate Middleton has undertaken during her time in the Royal family.
For Pakistan, the royal visit is very important because of the two countries enjoy historical links which both sides wish to strengthen further. According to Nafees Zakaria, Pakistan’s high commissioner in London, the upcoming visit is a reflection of the importance London attaches to its relations with Karachi.
Nowadays, Pakistan has more than 1 million British-Pakistanis community, which needs to keep the political, economic and cultural ties between the two countries.