Thursday, 21 October 2021

My family shares a special bond with Pakistan: Prince William

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The Duke of Cambridge expressed his gratitude over the warm welcome he has received on his visit to Pakistan while addressing a ceremony at Pakistan Monument. For the ceremony, the prince wore a stylish sherwani by Naushemian and the princess donned a Jenny Packham outfit. The royal couple arrived at the venue in a rickshaw which was aesthetically painted with truck art.

“I’d like to begin by saying buhaat shukriya to you all for making us feel so welcomed in your country,” he said.

The prince said that the royal family has always had a special admiration for the country, “I’m struck by the great strides Pakistan has made since its independence 72 years ago.”

The ceremony marked the end of the second day of the royal couple’s tour. The Duke and Duchess landed in Islamabad on Monday.

Their visit aims to strengthen diplomatic ties between the UK and Pakistan.

The Royal guest also called for a concerted effort between both countries to surmount the challenge of climate change.

Earlier, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton arrived at the venue in style in a rickshaw decked out in traditional truck art.


PM lauds British royals for promoting positive activities in Pakistan

Prince William and Catherine attend a meeting with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan in Islamabad. Reuters

Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan commended the visiting Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge for promoting positive activities in Pakistan as he mentioned their efforts on raising worldwide awareness on climate change, inequality and education.

The prime minister, in a meeting with Prince William and Kate Middleton here at the Prime Minister House, appreciated the royal couple for holding interaction with young Pakistanis, including schoolchildren. The meeting that lasted for half an hour was held in a warm and cordial atmosphere.

Prime Minister Imran Khan recalled the love and affection among the people of Pakistan for Prince William’s late mother Princess Diana because of her compassion and support for the charitable causes. He updated the royal couple of Pakistan’s domestic priorities and also international perspective, particularly the relations with India post August 5, and the support for peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan.

The Duke of Cambridge termed Pakistan a very important country for the United Kingdom. He thanked the government of Pakistan for the warm welcome and hospitality extended to them and their entourage.

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