Prince William and Kate Middleton visited Pakistan on 14th October 2019. They were to visit Islamabad, Chitral, Lahore, and Khyber during their scheduled trip until 18th October 2019. Unfortunately, a severe thunderstorm prevented the royal couple to visit an army camp in Khyber at at the last day of their visit.
Their trip to Islamabad and Chitral featured a visit to a girls’ school, an activity at a recreational park, a dinner with Imran Khan, a reception with prominent figures of Pakistan, and interaction with the Kalasha community.
In Lahore, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited an orphans’ SOS village, played cricket with Pakistan’s cricket team at the National Cricket Academy, attended a religious event at Badshahi Mosque, and visited Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre.
Prior to their departure, the royal couple also visited an army canine facility and were delighted by the conducted dogs’ training, as acknowledged by the tweet from Kensington Palace.
This visit was organised on the request of the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, which marks the Royals’ visit to Pakistan after a decade. Their visit has been spectacled as an indicator to bridge the gap between UK and Pakistan, as declared by Prince William: “We are involved with the Pakistanis for a very good reason, it will actually keep people safe back in the UK.”