Wills and Kate arrive by tuk tuk for a reception in Pakistan

  • Wednesday 16, October 2019 07:47 AM
Sharjah 24 – Reuters: Britain's Prince William and Catherine arrived by tuk tuk on Tuesday night (October 15) for a reception held by the British High Commission at a Pakistani national monument.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived at the hilltop monument in a rickshaw painted with the Pakistani and UK flags. Prince William wore a teal sherwani suit, a long dresscoat worn over trousers, while the Duchess of Cambridge wore a dress by British designer Jenny Packham in deep green, the color of Pakistan's flag.

The royal couple was hosted by British High Commissioner Tom Drew.

In a speech Prince William spoke of the warm welcome and delicious food they had experienced in Pakistan after arriving on Monday evening and visiting local school children and Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan.

He also commented on how Pakistan had developed into the "great capital" it is today, quite different from when his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II first visited over half a century ago.

The Prince also said the United Kingdom and Pakistan share "unique bonds", adding that 1.5 million people living in the UK had Pakistani heritage and the UK was one of Pakistan's top investors.

The Cambridges are a five-day tour of the South Asian nation, their first official visit.