Royal tour: Kate Middleton and Prince William to visit Pakistan – full tour dates – Express


Kate Middleton and Prince William will undertake an official visit to Pakistan this Autumn, Kensington Palace announced in June. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will embark on the tour at the request of the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The trip will be the first official visit to the nation since 2006, when William’s father Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall travelled to the Asian country.

Full tour dates of Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Pakistan visit

The official visit will take place in under a month, on October 14.

Kate and William are due to stay in Pakistan for four days, until October 18, before they return to London.

The dates were released as Kensington Palace announced the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge “will attend a special event at the Aga Khan Centre on October 2, hosted by His Highness The Aga Khan.”

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High Commissioner for Pakistan to the United Kingdom, Mohammad Nafees Zakaria, said he “welcomed” the royal couple.

In a statement he said: “The Government and the people of Pakistan warmly welcome the announcement of the Royal Visit by Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Pakistan this year.”

Previously, Queen Elizabeth II has also visited Pakistan, first in 1961, then in 1997.

Mr Nafees Zakaria said the people of Pakistan “still cherish and fondly recall” the visits by the Queen.

He described the upcoming trip as a “reflection of the importance the United Kingdom attaches to its relations to Pakistan”.

Mr Nafees Zakaria added: “The two countries enjoy historical links which both sides wish to strengthen further.”

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What else is know about the upcoming trip?

The itinerary for the official tour has not yet been confirmed.

However, Kensington Palace said further details will be shared in due course.

Prince William and Kate’s last major tour abroad was to Sweden and Norway in January 2018.



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