After a jam-packed schedule, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wrapped up their visit to Lahore and were expected to head back to Islamabad but due to bad weather in the capital, their plane had to turn back.
According to details, Kate and William departed for Islamabad but had to return due to bad weather. Reports said that the royal couple will leave for the federal capital in the night if weather turns normal otherwise they will stay at a local hotel in Lahore.
Kate and William spent the day in Lahore where they had a jam-packed schedule. The couple traced Lady Diana’s footsteps on most of their visit.
Their last engagement of the day was a visit to Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital, where they interacted with patients and doctors. The doctor who had given Diana a tour of the hospital gave the Duke and Duchess a tour as well.
Late afternoon, they visited Badshahi Masjid where they toured the historic mosque, engaged in an interfaith discussion and listened to a recitation of the Holy Quran.
Kate wore a sea-green outfit by Maheen Khan for the visit and covered her head as she entered the mosque. The couple also took off their shoes.
After exploring the capital and the mountainous North, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge landed in the heart of Pakistan – Lahore earlier on Thursday.
Princess Kate looked elegant in an ivory outfit by Gul Ahmed and a shawl by Maheen Khan.
The couple was received by Governor Punjab Chaudhry Sarwar and Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar.
At the airport lounge, they held a brief meeting with Governor Sarwar and CM Punjab who presented them souvenirs. While Sarwar gave the couple a painting, CM Buzdar gifted Kate a shawl.
After that, they visited the SOS Village on Ferozepur Road where they interacted with orphans and even celebrated a birthday party.
Kate also gave her first speech of the tour there. She finished her speech by wishing the children in Urdu, and it is the most adorable thing you’ll see today.
They then went to National Cricket Academy where they played cricket with professional cricketer including Hassan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Sana Mir and Azhar Ali.
Kate changed from her heels into a pair of sneakers for the game while William also wore a pair of blue joggers.