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Prince William, Kate Middleton Receive Red Carpet Welcome Upon Arrival in Pakistan


ISLAMABAD– British Prince William and Catherine (Kate) Elizabeth Middleton, also known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, arrived in Pakistan late Monday evening and were accorded red carpet welcome.

The royal couple touched down at the Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) Nur Khan Airbase in Rawalpindi, near Islamabad, as Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew, officials from the Foreign Office, and top government officials cordially received them at the red carpet.

Sources further revealed to Geo News that a guard of honour will be presented to Prince William and Kate Middleton after they reach Pakistan.

The royal couple will visit along with their three children on an official tour, which is expected to repair Pakistan’s international image a great deal. The trip will be the first of its kind undertaken by any member of the British royal family to Pakistan in 13 years.

Kate Middleton

The royal couple are slated to meet President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Tuesday. They will visit a local women’s college and participate in a charity event the same day.

Prince William and Kate Middleton are set to travel to Lahore on October 16 whereupon they would tour SOS Children’s Village, Aitchison College, Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, Badshahi Mosque, Minar-e-Pakistan, and National Cricket Academy.