The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton, will be visiting Pakistan this October, confirmed The Kensington Palace in a tweet sent out earlier.
In what will be the first royal visit to the country in more than a decade, the Duke and Duchess will attend a special event at the Aga Khan Centre on 2nd October, hosted by His Highness The Aga Khan, announced Kensington Palace. The visit was earlier announced in June, however a fixed date for the visit had not been decided.
?? The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend a special event at the Aga Khan Centre on 2nd October, hosted by His Highness The Aga Khan.
The event falls ahead of TRHâ€™s official visit to Pakistan, which will take place between 14th – 18th October. pic.twitter.com/fc0ZyuyLKs
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) September 20, 2019
The visit has been planned at the request of Britainâ€™s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and many are looking at it as a gesture of strengthening ties. Pakistanâ€™s envoy to Britain, Mohammad Nafees Zakaria had expressedÂ his gratitude for the visit and extended a warm welcome to the royals. â€œGovernment & the people of Pakistan warmly welcome the announcement of the Royal visit by TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Pakistan this year,â€ he tweeted, back in June when the visit was first announced.
The official visit is expected to take place between 14th-18th October, and will mark 13 years since the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, Charles and Camilla visited Pakistan in 2006.