Kate Middleton and Prince William in Pakistan: Watch Kate Middleton Try Her Hand at Urdu
Kate Middleton and Prince William visited SOS Village in Lahore on day four of the royal visit. Here are the details.
Kate Middleton and Prince William were received by the Governor and Chief Minister of Punjab when they landed. Kate Middleton opted for a white Gul Ahmed cotton kurta and pants with a scarf by Maheen Khan. The couple then headed to the SOS village to spend time with the students and teachers. Like their previous visit to the school, Prince William and Kate Middleton instantly mingled with children. They took part in a story-telling session where they were given finger puppets while Urdu story was narrated by a teacher with background guitar music.
More of William and Kate’s arrival in Lahore pic.twitter.com/eWQrFPhvms— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) October 17, 2019
William and Kate have visited the SOS Village for local orphans and were given finger puppets to take part in a story telling session pic.twitter.com/HNi4yebdM1— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) October 17, 2019
Chatting to staff and supporters at the SOS Village which provides a home and family for 150 young orphans pic.twitter.com/3Wbt3Bszay— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) October 17, 2019
The highlight of this visit was not just the storytelling session but also Kate Middleton’s first speech during the tour. Kate Middleton, unlike her Meghan Markle, is shy by nature and does not speak much. But this time she took the mic to deliver a speech thanking the students and teachers for their warm welcome. The royal couple was part of three children’s birthday celebrations at the school. Kate Middleton won everyone’s hearts yet again with delivering a speech that also had few words in Urdu. She wished the birthday children a happy birthday in Urdu.
Kate also gave her first (and I think only) speech of the tour and even said a few words in Urdu pic.twitter.com/0qzhZi4ivR— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) October 17, 2019
SOS villages are the largest child charity in the world which provides education and shelter to children. The SOS village Lahore accommodates 150 children who are raised by the organization and given quality education to make them effective members of the society.
The Badshahi Mosque, the most iconic Islamic site in Lahore, set in the heart of the Walled City. William and Kate will tour the mosque and courtyard, before joining a discussion with faith leaders to understand how they are promoting interfaith harmony within their communities pic.twitter.com/r7Fvj67K76— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) October 17, 2019
Prince William and Kate Middleton’s today’s agenda includes visiting Badhshai Mosque to attend an inter-faith meeting with religious leaders from different faiths and understand their efforts in promoting the inter-faith harmony in their communities. Visiting the National Cricket Academy and Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital is also a part of their visit to Lahore. Prince William’s mother Princess Diana had also been to Badhshai Mosque, SOS Village, and Shaukat Khanum Memorial Hospital. Hence, he and his wife Kate Middleton will be following the footsteps of his iconic mother Princess Diana during the tour.