UKs Prince William, Kate tour Pakistani cultural hub Lahore – Prince George Citizen

UK\s Prince William, Kate tour Pakistani cultural hub Lahore - Prince George Citizen
Prince William, Kate see Pakistani cultural hub Lahore
LAHORE, Pakistan — Britains Prince William and wife Kate toured Pakistans eastern city of Lahore on Thursday, where they undertook an emotional visit to a cancer hospital previously visited by Williams mother, the late Princess Diana.

The Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre was started in the early 1990s by the cricket-hero-turned-politician Imran Khan, who is now Pakistans prime minister, and whose first wife Jemima Goldsmith was a friend of the late princess.

Judi James told Express.co.uk: “None of (Kate’s) outfits so far seem to have made an concession for even the trace of a baby bump and knowing how badly she suffers with morning sickness when she is pregnant it would be very surprising if she did take on a tour as important as this during the early stages of a pregnancy.”

Video: Prince William and Kate are treated to a song and dance in Chitral village

William and Kates visit brought back memories for many Pakistanis who still love the late Lady Diana for her humanitarian work. Diana visited the facility in the 1990s and met with cancer patients and attended a fundraising event. The hospital says it has been providing free treatment to 75% of its patients for the last 24 years.

Judi James told Express.co.uk: “None of (Kate’s) outfits so far seem to have made an concession for even the trace of a baby bump and knowing how badly she suffers with morning sickness when she is pregnant it would be very surprising if she did take on a tour as important as this during the early stages of a pregnancy.”

Also on Thursday, the royal couple played cricket with children and members of Pakistans cricket team at the National Cricket Academy.

“So my wife said to me yesterday that she thought Kate Middleton ‘looked pregnant’. Today, the papers are reporting she may be but only because a doctor is accompanying her and William on tour. My wifes observations skills are dangerous. No wonder I can never hide crisp packets…” another said.

Their day began with a birthday party for three orphaned children at a charitable organization, SOS Childrens Village. They chatted with the children and Kate spoke in Urdu to congratulate them.

Kate met Prince William when they were both studying at St Andrews, and both living in St Salvators Hall. Famously, William reportedly took a fancy to Kate after she wore a see-through dress during a fashion show.

William and Kate later visited the historic Badshahi mosque, also previously visited by Williams mother during one of her visits to Lahore.

She was born to Michael and Carole Middleton, a former flight dispatcher and air hostess. The couple founded a party supplies company, Party Pieces, in 1987 – now estimated to be worth £30 million.

According to Britains Press Association, William and Kate walked on a red carpet through the holy building with the prayer leader before being given a tour of the inside, where they heard a verse from Islams holy book.

After moving back to Berkshire the family sent Kate to private school, St Andrews School. She went on to briefly study at Downe House before moving onto Marlborough College where she boarded.

The couples day ended with an unscheduled event: The Royal Air Force Voyager aircraft transporting them back to Islamabad had to abort two landing attempts in the capital due to severe weather and was forced to return to Lahore.

Hoping for double trouble, one wrote: “Is she or isn’t she preggy? I’ll be happy if she is.. Crossing my fingers that she’ll have twins-a double treat.”

Britains Press Association reported the plane shook with heavy turbulence and lightning strikes could be seen nearby.

William, an experienced air ambulance pilot, joked with reporters afterward that he had been flying the plane through the storm.

Since arriving in Pakistan, the royal couple have been advocating for girls education and visited a girls school in Islamabad. They addressed climate change while in Pakistans northern region, where glaciers are melting at an alarming rate.

“Fantastic,” the prince remarked as he sifted through the pages of the album. Wazir Zada, the first-ever member of the provincial assembly from Kalash community, hoped that the royal couples visit would encourage foreign tourists to explore the ancient Kalash civilisation. Deputy Commissioner Chitral Naveed Ahmed said the royal visit to Pakistans north was a clear-cut message of peace to the world and mentioned that abolishing the requirement of a no-objection certificate would boost international tourism.

Upon their arrival, the couple met with Pakistans President Arif Alvi and Khan, who had lunch with them at his sprawling office.

William and Kate flew back to Islamabad after completing their visit to the region. The Duke and Duchess arrived in Pakistan on Monday night on their maiden visit. Their second day was a busy one, which started with a visit to a girls’ college in the capital and then Margalla Hills, where they attended an event regarding environmental protection. The couple was hosted by President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan at the Aiwan-e-Sadr and Prime Minister House, respectively.

Pakistani authorities have deployed hundreds of police and paramilitary security forces for the protection of the visiting royal couple, who were expected return home Friday.

Britains Prince William and his wife Kate speaks to students during their visit to Islamabad, Pakistan, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

LAHORE, Pakistan — Prince William and his wife Kate toured Pakistans eastern city of Lahore on Thursday, where they are set to visit a cancer hospital previously visited by Williams mother, the late Princess Diana.

The hospital was started by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, whose first wife Jemima Goldsmith was a friend of the late princess.

Ghafoor Ahmed, community-based Disaster Risk Management Trainer from a non-governmental organisation Acted, gave a briefing about the damages in the aftermath of flash floods and about teaching the locals on first aid in case of natural disaster and emergency.

The royal couple also played cricket with children and members of Pakistans cricket team at the National Cricket Academy.

Their day began with a birthday party at a charitable organization, SOS Childrens Village, and they were also set to visit the historic Badshahi mosque.

Since arriving, the royal couple have been advocates for girls education, visiting a girls school in Islamabad. They addressed climate change while in Pakistans northern region, where glaciers are melting at an alarming rate.