The upcoming royal tour to Pakistan promises to be the most complicated one for Kate Middleton and Prince William, Observer suggests. First of all, that visit from October 14 to 18 will be very sensitive due to security concerns.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s schedule is very tight, the young royals are getting ready for their visit to Pakistan. From October 14 to 18, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will pay the official visit, which seems to be the most complex, sensitive official visit yet. The most recent British royal visit to Pakistan was Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles’ tour in 2006.
After the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are safely back home after their tour of southern Africa, Cambrigdes to get ready for their official visit, which will be definitely different from Harry and Meghan’s recent trip, though.
So far, Kensington Palace isn’t releasing a ton of details about the royals’ activities and engagements on the trip. Traditionally, the info about royals’ itinerary is rolling out slowly, the main reason is security concerns.
On Friday, Kensington Palace issued a public release that noted this will be “the most complex tour undertaken by The Duke and Duchess to date, given the logistical and security considerations.”
According to press pool, while the trip will pay respect and acknowledge the historical relationship between Britain and Pakistan, it will focus more on “showcasing Pakistan as it is today”.
William and Kate want to meet as many people as possible during their visit
According to Kensington Palace, the Cambridges want to meet as many people as possible in Pakistan. While specific engagements haven’t yet been announced, we do know Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be making stops in Islamabad, Lahore and undisclosed locales in the countryside in the north and in the west.
The itinerary will feature programming that aligns with causes important to Prince William and Kate, including empowering young people to “help ensure they have the best possible start,” and education access, particularly for girls and young women.
Kate Middleton has taken on children’s education and youth engagement as one of her main focuses. The tour will also have an environmental facet, looking at how Pakistani people are reacting and adapting to effects of climate change.
This will be Prince William and Kate’s first official tour to Pakistan, though other members of the British royal family have visited in the past regularly. Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis will be accompanied their parents during the tour.
The Cambridges recently went to an engagement at the Aga Khan Center in London in preparation for the upcoming tour, and the future King of England said he loves spice—but not heat.