Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal trip to Pakistan started at 9:30 PM Pakistani Standard Time on October 14th, 2019 and will end on October 18th, 2019. Even before they landed, the #RoyalVisitPakistan started trending on Pakistani Twitter. Not only the people of Pakistan, but people all over the world could not help praising the royal couple extending them warm wishes for their first tour to Pakistan. Also, this is the first tour by the members of British royal family since 2006 when Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall Camilla visited the country. The royal trip has also brought back many memories of Prince William’s mother Princess Diana in Pakistan.
As soon as the couple landed in Pakistan, statements were issued by the Buckingham Palace and Kensington palace. While Buckingham palace’s post showed the royal couple and Queen Elizabeth II on her previous visits to Pakistan, Kensington palace issued a rather strong and powerful image where Prince William and Kate Middleton could be seen from the back as they stood in the aircraft showing the people waiting to welcome them at the airport.
The Twitter users are all about the hashtag #RoyalVisitPakistan sharing pictures of the royal couple from the trip and from the past.
The picture released by the Kensington palace gives the movie poster vibes.
George Fulton welcomed the Duke and the Duchess of Cambridge drawing similarities with princess Diana's trip to Pakistan in the past.
Welcome to Pakistan to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Like your mother before you, you will have a truly memorable visit to this most hospitable and loving country. . #RoyalVisitPakistan @KensingtonRoyal @ukinpakistan pic.twitter.com/JZFn31CFgu— George Fulton (@GeorgeFulton1) October 15, 2019
The people of Pakistan are more than happy te receive the royal couple.
Princess Diana still lives in the people of Pakistan’s hearts.
History has come a full circle. Both the Princesses are grace personified.— Zartaj Gul Wazir (@zartajgulwazir) October 15, 2019
Meanwhile, the great man has won the biggest political prize, adding to his illustrious humanitarian endeavours.#RoyalVisitPakistan is braced to have a snowball effect in enhancing bilateral ties. pic.twitter.com/7Bz6GgrhTV
Kate Middleton was applauded for her choice of dress.
Kate wearing pakistani inspired outfit.Full long shirt with dopatta style layers and trouser. This reflects her respect towards our culture. While keeping the royal essence alive she has demonstrated our traditional values. Respect & love for her #RoyalVisitPakistan pic.twitter.com/o16f64mFUK— Madiha Shahid (@beingmadiha) October 14, 2019
Their tour will help repair the terrorist image of Pakistan in the world.
As the World witnesses an emerging and progressive image of Pakistan, backed by the Royal visit of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. This is first Royal visit since 2005; Pakistan warmly welcomes Prince Williams and Princess Kate Middleton#RoyalVisitPakistan pic.twitter.com/x0MCjx4on9— Aneesparekh1234 (@aneesparekh1234) October 14, 2019
Pakistani Twitter is filled with the royal couple’s pictures.
A Pakistani artist made a portrait of the royal couple in pencil sketching.
#RoyalvisitPakistan— Waqas Ahmed Shaiq (@shaiq_waqas) October 13, 2019
Colored portraits ready for Duke & Duchess of cambridge @TomDrewUK @ukinpakistan @KensingtonRoyal @loveforcambridg @RoyalFamily
Long Live Uk-pak friendship#ArtistWaqasAhmedShaiq pic.twitter.com/c2rIQLH4Yo
However, some people could not care much because of the ongoing problems in Pakistan. Also, being a former British colony some resentments might never leave.
As #Dengue continues to claim lives all across the country, and the #PTIGovernment continues to display its ineptitude in dealing with the crisis, I honestly couldn’t care less about the #RoyalVisitPakistan— Khurram Qureshi (@qureshik74) October 15, 2019
Their forefathers/mothers colonised us for two centuries, plundered our resources, reorganised society to suit your own needs, committed horrific acts of violence including massacres & famines, so pardon me if I don’t feel like celebrating the #RoyalVisitPakistan.— Nida Kirmani (@nidkirm) October 14, 2019
Kate Middleton wore a blue shaded dress by the famous British design Catherine Walker. The dress was inspired by the Pakistani national dress shalwar kameez. The layered detail on the top reminded the people of dupatta. In respect of the Muslim traditions, Kate Middleton kept her look modest and pleasant. She also wore earrings by a Pakistani designer on her visit to Aga Khan Centre in London which sold overnight. This dress is also all set to create fashion trends in the country.