The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be embarking on a royal tour to Pakistan next week, but details are being kept under wraps over security concerns, Kensington Palace has revealed.
- The Duke and Duchess will be travelling to Pakistan for a four day tour of the country.
- Kensington Palace has revealed engagement details will be kept secret until the day due to safety concerns.
- This follows royal news that the pair attended an event hosted by Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini, ahead of the tour.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be in Pakistan between Monday 14th and Friday 18th October, in what has been branded by Kensington Palace as their “most complex tour” to date “given the logistical and security considerations”.
The official statement read: ‘This is the most complex tour undertaken by The Duke and Duchess to date, given the logistical and security considerations. Pakistan hosts one of Britain’s largest overseas networks, with the British High Commission in Islamabad being one of the UK’s largest diplomatic missions in the world.’
Royal reporters who attended a briefing ahead of the tour also shared on social media how they can’t reveal details of the itinerary due to safety concerns.
Rebecca English, a reporter for the Daily Mail, wrote on Twitter: ‘Just been to a briefing at Buckingham Palace about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s forthcoming tour to Pakistan. It’s the most complex tour undertaken by the couple to date, given the logistical and security considerations.
‘I can’t reveal any further details of exactly what they are going to do due to security reasons – but it’s going to be fascinating.’
But while we’ll have to wait to find out exactly what the Duke and Duchess will be up to during their royal visit, the statement revealed that the trip will have a focus on climate change, youth empowerment and showcasing Pakistan as a ‘dynamic’ and ‘forward-looking nation’.
The statement read, ‘Whilst The Duke and Duchess’s programme will pay respect to the historical relationship between Britain and Pakistan, it 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.’