Duchess of Cambridge Royal Visit Pakista Day 4
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WILLIAM AND CATHERINE OFFICIAL VISIT TO PAKISTAN – DAY 4

The Duke and The Duchess of Cambridge are undertaking an official visit to Pakistan between Monday, October 14 and Friday, October 18, at the request of The Foreign and Commonwealth Office.



Thursday 6, October

Allama Iqbal International Airport

The Duke and The Duchess of Cambridge travelled from the capital Islamabad to the city of Lahore, capital of the Province of Punjab.

Prince William and The Duchess arrived at Allama Iqbal International Airport, originally known as Lahore International Airport, where they were greeted by officials and Catherine was given a posy of flowers.

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The Cambridge’s received a warm welcome by the current Governor of Punjab, Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar.

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SOS Children’s Village Lahore 

The fourth day of the Royal Visit Pakistan began with the Duke and Duchess visiting SOS Children’s Village, a charitable organisation officially opened in January 1977.

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The Village is attached to a school, provides a home and family structure to over 150 young girls and boys, and promotes the development of children into happy, confident and resilient adults.

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Prince William and The Duchess joined a birthday party for one of the children. The party include games, music and traditional Pakistani cakes.

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Catherine said a few words, her first speech of the tour.

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About SOS Children’s Village:

The idea of the SOS Children’s Village is an important milestone in the development of a modern approach towards the welfare of children.

Deprived of their natural parents, children are placed in an environment which is as close as possible to a natural home. SOS Children’s Villages meet this need by providing them with loving care, security, higher education and job-training. This allows them to live normal lives and a sense of confidence is instilled in them that develops their full potential.

The organization aims to admit children who are completely orphans or social orphans through a standard admission policy. Social orphans are the result of the mother being remarried or having an incurable disease or mental illness and, as a consequence, being unable to provide for the children.

SOS Children


Play cricket at National Academy

For their next engagement, The Cambridge’s played cricket – Pakistan’s national game – at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Lahore.

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The National Cricket Academy contains all the modern facilities and reflects the Pakistani Architecture.

The Duke and The Duchess joined a match with children who are participating in the British Council’s DOSTI programme – Empowerment through sports.

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The British Council runs the DOSTI program to promote sport as an integral part of child development.

About British Council:

The British Council, the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, was founded in 1934, seeking to create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. 

The British Council has had a significant presence in Pakistan since 1948 and extensive experience in education. It supported the achievement of universal primary education as a Millennium Development goal and other initiatives to improve access to quality education for all (EFA). The British Council collaborates with diverse partners in an effort to improve enrolment and reduce drop-out rates.

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Duchess of Cambride Outfit Details

The Duchess of Cambridge wore an ivory shalwar kameez (tunic and trousers) from one of Pakistan’s biggest high street retailers, Gul Ahmed.

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The royal finished the look with a shawl by Maheem Khan, Ashen Brown Lucie suede heels from J Crew, and a cream leather clutch bag from Mulberry.

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The elegant ivory tunic carried embroidery Jasmine flowers – the national fower of Pakistan.

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The Duchess wore white Hampton Canvas Plums for play cricket.



Visit the Badshahi Mosue ?

Later, The Duke and The Duchess of Cambridge visited the Badshahi Mosque located in the Walled City (Old City). The Mosque is considered to be one of Lahore’s most iconic Islamic site.

The Cambridge’s took off their shoes and Catherine pulled her scarf respectfully into position and they toured the mosque and courtyard.

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A general view of the Badshahi Mosque.

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Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC)

The Cambridge’s paid a visit to Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre (SKMCH&RC), the same hospital visited by Princess Diana of Wales in the year before her death.

The Hospital is a state-of-the-art cancer centre. It was built by cricket superstar Imran Khan now Pakistani Prime Minister in memory of his mother, Mrs. Shaukat Khanum, who died from cancer in 1985.

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William and Catherine spent time with patients undergoing treatment at the hospital, and spoke to a number of their families.

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They met Wafia Rehmani, a seven-year-old girl from over the border in Afghanistan.

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The girl wore matching toy tiaras with the Duchess and hosted a toy tea party on her bed.

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Duchess of Cambride Outfit Details

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It was another exquisite look by @maheenofficial for The Duchess as she visited the iconic Badshahi Mosque in Lahore today. The Duchess wore an off-the-rack turquoise french chiffon shalwar kameez which she picked up from @onitaalondon’s Chelsea store, according to People’s Monique Jessen, who spoke to the store owner. It is hand embroidered in gold-colored silk by the tribespeople of Swat in Pakistan. The outfit features phulkari (meaning ‘flower work’) embroidery which is a craft and a pattern of geometrics prevalant in Chitral, where the couple visited yesterday. The designer had a bespoke dupatta/scarf made to match. Maheen Khan is available exclusively at O’nitaa London, the same place Kate bought her gold earrings and William bought his traditional sherwani. “Normally this would take about three months to make because of all the intricate embroidery,” explains Prasada, the O’nitaa store owner in an interview for People. “I am elated and after 40 years of experience, this has probably been my defining moment. The phones have not stopped ringing, but we are so happy.” The Duchess wore her @catherinezoraida gold fern hoop earrings and for the visit to the hospital she put back on her @jcrew heels. It’s difficult to determine if they are the ‘Lucie’ (which come in two shades of ‘Ashen Brown’) or the ‘Colette’ pair as they are so similar (see second slide). They sell for £246. Today’s ensembles have to be my favourite yet! ??

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The Duchess wore turquoise french chiffon shalwar kameez by Maheen Khan with a matching dupatta – scarf.

The outfit features phulkari (meaning ‘flower work’) embroidery.

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