Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton have reached Pakistan on a five-day official visit.
The royal couple have arrived Rawalpindi’s Nur Khan Airbase on Monday night, where Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, British High Commissioner Thomas Drew, Foreign Office officials and top government officials warmly welcomed the royal couple.
On their arrival at the airport, the British royal couple were given a red carpet welcome and the security forces’ squad presented a guard of honor while the children dressed in traditional attire presented a bouquet to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
On the occasion, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that the visit of the British royal couple to Pakistan has a historic importance and the arrival of the royal couple will bring a positive and peaceful image of Pakistan internationally.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi further said that the royal couple’s visit to Pakistan would further strengthen bilateral relations between the UK and Pakistan.
On the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton, rickshaws on the roads of Lahore and Rawalpindi are decorated traditionally.
The flags of Pakistan and Britain are painted beautifully on these rickshaws, while images of peacocks along with ‘Welcome Pakistan’ is painted on the rickshaws for the royal couple.
It will be the first royal visit to Pakistan in 13 years.
The last one was by Charles, the Prince of Wales, and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, who spent five days in Pakistan in 2006.