One year on from the Royal Visit to Pakistan, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge caught up with teachers at Islamabad Model College for Girls to hear how the school’s activities have been impacted by the COVID-19, before joining pupils in a game of Pictionary.
The video which has been shared on the couple’s official social media account, Kensington Palace, shows Kate and William reunite with the girls and teachers of Islamabad Model College for Girls. During the conversation, Kate praised the teachers for “doing an amazing job” during the coronavirus pandemic.
“You are a real lifeline for families out there,” she added.
The couple also played a game of Pictionary with the students. After first thinking a diagram was a wedding, Kate — who wore a traditional Pakistani outfit for the occasion — eventually guessed the first question correctly when she said a birthday.
As William squinted at the screen to see the drawings, he complimented the girls on their skills, with one of them asking if they enjoyed drawing.
“Yes, definitely, we both like a little bit of drawing,” William said. “Catherine is very good, I’m really bad.”
In response, Kate joked: “You don’t practice enough!”
William then guessed the correct answer to a description of a game of cricket that served as a reminder of one of the couple’s memorable moment in the week-long visit when they played the game with some young people.
Kate and William also spoke with a special group at SOS Children’s Village in Lahore. During the call, the royal couple was told how the village has helped to teach the children how to combat the spread of COVID-19 through sessions led by doctors and medical staff. They also spoke about the support given for the mental health of the staff and children throughout the pandemic.
“Their Royal Highnesses heard how the village has helped to teach the children how to combat the spread of Covid-19 through special sessions led by doctors and medical staff, and the work that has been carried out to support the mental health of their staff and children throughout the pandemic,” an official statement by Kensington Palace said.
Some of the village’s children also showed off some of the artwork, including drawings and friendship bracelets that they had created about their memories of the visit last year.
Kate and William were clearly taken by SOS Children’s Village. After they visited the children’s centre as part of their official itinerary, they returned to the centre the next day after they were forced to stay in Lahore due to a storm. During their second visit, the couple took part in cricket and arts and crafts and joined in a birthday party for one of the children supported by the village.
Kate and William had thoroughly enjoyed their tour of the country last year, with Kate calling it “fantastic” and “really special.”
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan, in an official statement, said that it was “incredibly thoughtful of the Duke and Duchess to check in with the students in these challenging times.”