The Royal Tour Itinerary

  • 26 Oct - 01 Nov, 2019
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton, made their first-ever royal visit last week. Stealing the spotlight, they made headlines for five days straight, from their activities to sartorial choices.

Their tour spanned over 1000 km to take a kaleidoscopic view at Pakistan’s rich culture, its diverse communities, and its’ beautiful landscapes, the state affair was an instant news maker. The royal reception was thrown at The Pakistan Monument in Islamabad where the couple arrived in a glittering rickshaw. Kate donned a sparkling green dress by Jenny Packham for the occasion, while William went for a sherwani, which was designed by Naushemian.

The royal couple arrive at Pakistan's National Monument in a Tuk Tuk in glittering outfits.

The Duchess has been taking heed of the country’s customs, culture and couture. At the same time she also took style cues from her royal mother-in-law who had close ties with Pakistan. Kate was spotted walking an ombré dress by Catherine Walker and pairing it with matching pants underneath, when she touched down in Islamabad. The look bore a striking resemblance to the long, light blue button-up top and trouser combo that Princess Diana wore during her Pakistan tour in 1996. Middleton made the outfit her own by adding her signature nude pumps.

The British royals walking down the stairs as they touch down in Islamabad.

The Diana connection doesn’t end there. Kate was photographed wearing two more outfits reminiscing Diana’s wardrobe. For a meeting with Prime Minister, Imran Khan, the duchess wore another Catherine Walker design, a bright green tunic which she paired with white trousers from Maheen Khan, and a scarf by Bonanza Satrangi. Diana also memorably wore green as a sign of respect for the country. Kate’s embroidered purple kurta by Maheen Khan was also compared to one worn by her late mother-in-law on her trip to Pakistan in 1997.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet PM Imran Khan at his residence.

Kate and William at Margalla Hills National Park with school children.

The royal couple in green matching ensembles at the royal reception.

Lady Diana, PM Imran Khan and his ex-wife Jemima during the Princess’s visit.

The Princess of Wales, Diana at the variety show presented at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital in 1996.

The Duke and Duchess presented with a traditional Kalash dance performance.