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Pakistan

Web Desk
October 15, 2019

Prince William, Kate Middleton meet President Alvi, PM Imran in Islamabad

Pakistan

Web Desk
Tue, Oct 15, 2019

Prince William, Kate Middleton meet President Alvi, PM Imran in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad on Tuesday as part of their ongoing tour of the country.

The royal couple were greeted by the prime minister at PM Office and met President Alvi at Aiwan-e-Sadr.

The president and the First Lady welcomed the royal couple.

The Duke of Cambridge thanked the president for the warm welcome and hospitality extended to him and his entourage. The royal couple also appreciated the initiatives undertaken by the Government of Pakistan to combat climate change and to alleviate poverty.

During the meeting President Alvi lauded their role in social sector.

Prime Minister Imran Khan had a meeting with Duke & Duchess of Cambridge at PM House.

For the meeting with President Alvi and PM Imran, Kate Middleton opted for white trousers by Maheen Khan paired with a bright green tunic by Catherine Walker.

She accessorised the dress with a scarf by Satrangi and earrings by Zeen. 

Earlier, Prince William and Kate Middleton started the first full day of their tour of Pakistan by visiting the Islamabad Model College for Girls.

The Model College for Girls is a government-run school for the disadvantaged four to 18-year-olds, benefiting from the Teach for Pakistan programme based on the UK’s Teach First scheme.

Kate arrived at the college dressed in a royal blue classic kurta with trousers and dupatta by Pakistani designer Maheen Khan. 

Later, Prince William and Kate Middleton visited Margalla Hills National Park to set a leopard camera trap with children.

The Duke and Duchess will later attend a reception hosted by British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew.

Prince William and Kate arrived in Pakistan late Monday evening on a five-day visit to the country.

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.

A guard of honour was presented to Prince William and Kate Middleton as they reached 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 was the first of its kind undertaken by any member of the British royal family to Pakistan in 13 years.

The Royal couple will 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.

On October 17, William and Kate will head to Chitral, sources informed Geo News, where they are expected to interact with the locals and visit the Khyber Fort before they head back to the federal capital at night.

Then, on Friday, their last day of the five-day visit, the royal couple are set to visit the Faisal Mosque before their departure in the afternoon.

Over the course of the visit, Prince William and wife Kate Middleton will meet a wide variety of people, including children and young people, leaders from government, business and the charity sector, inspiring conservationists, and well-known cultural figures and sporting stars.