Kate Middleton paid tribute to Princess Diana on the first night of the Pakistan royal tour 1 month ago

Kate Middleton paid tribute to Princess Diana on the first night of the Pakistan royal tour

Kate Middleton paid tribute to Princess Diana on the first night of the royal tour in Pakistan.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton and Prince William, have arrived in Pakistan to commence their four day royal tour of the country.

A photo shared on the official Kensington Palace Instagram account showed the couple disembarking the plane where they were greeted with a red carpet reception.

 

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived in Pakistan! ‎ڈیوک اور ڈچز آف کیمبرج پاکستان تشریف لا چکے ہیں۔ The Duke and Duchess’s first official visit to the country will pay respect to the historical relationship between Britain and Pakistan, but will largely focus on showcasing Pakistan as it is today — a dynamic, aspirational and forward-looking nation. ‎ڈیوک اور ڈچز آف کیمبرج کا پاکستان کا پہلا شاہی دورہ برطانیہ اور پاکستان کے مابین تاریخی تعلقات کی عزت افزائی ہے، لیکن زیادہ تر توجہ موجودہ دور کے پاکستان بحیثیت ایک متحرک، زندہ و جاوید اور دور اندیش ملک کی ترویج پر ہوگی۔ From the modern leafy capital Islamabad, to the vibrant city of Lahore, the mountainous countryside in the North, and the rugged border regions to the West, the visit will span over 1000km, and will take in Pakistan’s rich culture, its diverse communities, and its beautiful landscapes. ‎شاہی دورہ جدید طرز پر تعمیر شدہ سر سبز دارالحکومت اسلام آباد سے زندہ دلوں کے شہر لاہور، عظیم پہاڑی سلسلوں پر مشتمل شمالی علاقہ جات اور مغرب کی جانب ناہموار سرحدی علاقوں تک ہزار کلو میٹر سے زائد سفر پر مشتمل ہوگا۔‪ ‬اس دوران پاکستان کی بھرپور ثقافت، مختلف ثقافتوں پر مشتمل آبادیوں اور اس کے خوبصورت مناظر سے آگاہی اور لطف اندوز ہونے کا موقع ملے گا۔ ? Kensington Palace #RoyalVisitPakistan #pakistan

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Kate wore a bespoke outfit made by Catherine Walker, a designer previously favoured by Princess Diana, with the full-length tunic top and trousers inspired by the traditional shalwar kameez.

Many have drawn comparisons with a similar look Diana wore when visiting the country in 1996 and whether intentional or not, it is a fitting tribute to the People's Princess.

 

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The couple will travel around the country for the next few days before their visit comes to an end on Friday with a statement from Kensington Palace describing it as their "most complex tour yet" due to "logistical and security considerations".

They will visit the capital Islamabad, the city of Lahore, the mountainous countryside to the north of the country, and the border regions to the west.

An excerpt from a statement released in advance of the tour reads:

"The visit will span over 1000 km, and will take in Pakistan’s rich culture, its diverse communities, and its beautiful landscapes.

Throughout the tour, Their Royal Highnesses will visit programmes which empower young people, and organisations that help ensure they have the best possible start in life. Access to quality education, particularly to girls and young women is one of the UK’s top priorities in Pakistan".