Prince William and Kate Middleton have arrived in Pakistan for their royal tour, with this being the Duke and Duchess’ first official visit to the country.
Posting a behind-the-scenes photograph to announce their arrival, the Duke and Duchess announced via their Instagram that their visit ‘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.
‘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.’
The most news around the tour has come from the team around Prince William and Kate Middleton, with the Duke and Duchess bringing a medic - a royal first.
Three people who aren't in attendance however are their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.
There are numerous reasons why the royal children are not in Pakistan with their parents, from Prince George and Princess Charlotte's school commitments to the trip reportedly being the most complex yet. But who is looking after the three children in their Kensington Palace home in London?
While it has not been announced, it is rumoured that Kate's mother, Carole Middleton, will be lending a hand, alongside the Cambridges' regular nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo.
We're wishing Prince William and Kate Middleton a lovely tour!
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