Recently the royal couple will touch down at the Pakistan Air Force’s (PAF) Nur Khan Airbase in Rawalpindi, near Islamabad, with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew, officials from the Foreign Office, and top government officials set to cordially receive them at the red carpet.
In Lahore British Prince William and Catherine (Kate) Elizabeth Middleton, also known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are set to arrive in Pakistan on Monday.
Media have further said that after they reach Pakistan a guard of honour will be presented to Prince William and Kate Middleton, The trip will be the first of its kind undertaken by any member of the British royal family to Pakistan in 13 years.
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 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.
Other royal visits to Pakistan include two undertaken by Prince William’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth (in 1961 and 1997) and three by his late mother, Princess Diana (1991, 1996, and 1997).
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.
Back in 2006, Prince William’s father Charles — the Prince of Wales — and Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker-Bowles had travelled to Pakistan to visit the areas devastated by the October 8, 2005 earthquake.
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In its February 13, 1961, edition, The Guardian had newspaper maintained that Pakistan had staged a torchlight tattoo and fireworks as the Queen and Prince Philip were treated to a full weekend of entertainment.