Since Monday, Kate Middleton and Prince William are on their first royal tour of Pakistan.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are in Pakistan until Friday to strengthen ties between their two countries and honor their ongoing relationship.
Princess Diana was known for her visit to Pakistan during her stay in the palace. The official Instagram account of the family recently honored her with a throwback photo of her own visits to Lenore, Pakistan, in 1996 and 1997.
Prince William and Kate Middleton will visit the same Pakistani hospital as Princess Diana
On October 17, the official Instagram account of Kensington Palace posted a heart-warming throwback photo of Princess Diana during one of her many visits to Pakistan over the years. The post showed Prince William’s mother in an elegant, powder-blue dress, kneeling beside a baby on a hospital table while making eye contact.
The accompanying caption read: “In 1996 and 1997, Diana, Princess of Wales visited the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, a state-of-the-art cancer facility in downtown Lahore.”
The caption continued to draw parallels between the history of Princess Diana with the country of Pakistan and what Kate Middleton and Prince William will do the rest of the week.
The post concluded: “More than twenty years later, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit the children’s ward at the hospital today to spend time with patients being treated and talking with their families.”
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In 1996 and 1997 Diana, Princess of Wales visited the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, a state-of-the-art cancer facility located in the centre of Lahore. Over twenty years on, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit the children’s ward at the hospital today to spend time with patients undergoing treatment, and speak to their families. 📷 PA #RoyalVisitPakistan #Pakistan
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s royal tour of Pakistan
Kate Middleton and Prince William first went to the capital Islamabad, where they arrived on Monday. They will also visit cultural institutions in Lahore and in both North and West Pakistan.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge travel a total of more than 620 miles for five days, and continue to organize cultural events and enjoy Pakistani cuisine with lighting devices in the area.
They have officials such as Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Dr. Arif meets Alvi on issues such as energy, sustainability, infrastructure, education and public health. This week, the couple was also photographed in the northern Pakistani mountains while discussing climate change and global warming along the way.
The duke and duchess also visited a settlement of the Kalash people in northern Pakistan, and Kate wowed in a sparkling floor-length green dress at the Pakistani national monument. Finally, they learned deeply about the groundbreaking Teach for Pakistan program at the Islamabad Model College for girls.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited a settlement of the Kalash people in Northern Pakistan to learn more about the Kalash Community and their unique heritage and traditions. The Duke and Duchess joined children and young people from the tribe in the village square to hear how the Kalesh coexist alongside the other communities that call the region home. Thank you to everyone in the Chitral for the very special welcome given to The Duke and Duchess in Chitral today! 📷 Kensington Palace #RoyalVisitPakistan #Pakistan
Security concerns with the “complex” royal tour of Pakistan
Although Pakistan is part of the Commonwealth, the royal family has made fewer visits to the country over the past two decades because of concerns about violence and security. In fact, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are the first members of the family who have visited in about 13 years.
More than 1,000 Pakistani police will be present all week to protect the royal family during their visit, which is considered to be the most “complex” of the many official visits Kate Middleton and Prince William have made to Commonwealth countries so far .
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge left their children, Princess Charlote, Prince George and Prince Louis, home for the journey due to security issues and the busy schedule.