Good News: William & Kate To Visit Pakistan This Year

William & Kate

William & Kate

William & Kate To Emulate Diana With Pakistan Visit

They might not be the King and Queen of England but William & Kate are quite popular in Pakistan. Prince William more so because he is the son of Princess Diana. The Queen of Hearts, Diana won over Pakistan when she visited the country 23 years back.

William & Kate Will Visit In Official Capacity!

In an unexpected move, the Kensington Palace announced late last night that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton will undertake an official visit to Pakistan this year.

The trip will take place in the autumn. It is being carried out at the request of the U.K.’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

William & Kate Visit To Be First Featuring Royal Family Since 2006

It will be the first official visit by a member of the British royal family to Pakistan in 13 years. Prince Charles and his second wife Camilla traveled to the country in 2006 previously.

Charles
Charles

Memories of Princess Diana’s Visit Still Fresh

Previously, the Queen visited in 1961 when it was a developing state and later in 1997 to mark Pakistan’s 50-year celebrations.

Prince William’s mother Princess Diana visited Pakistan in 1996 on the invitation of her friend Jemima Goldsmith and her then-husband Imran Khan. Incidentally, when Prince William will visit Pakistan, the same Imran Khan will be the Prime Minister of Pakistan and will surely talk about her mother’s memorable visit.

Pakistan’s High Commissioner Welcomed William & Kate Announcement

Mohammad Nafees Zakaria, Pakistan’s High Commissioner in the UK, termed it important to the relations between the two countries.

“The upcoming Royal Visit is a reflection of the importance the United Kingdom attaches to its relations with Pakistan,” he said.

“The two countries enjoy historical links which both sides wish to strengthen further,” he added.

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