The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge commenced the day’s engagements in the country’s second-largest city, Lahore on day four of their five day Pakistan tour.
The couple started the day with an official meeting with Governor Lahore, and the Duchess wore an elegant outfit– a white shalwar kameez by designer Gul Ahmed and a shawl by Maheen Khan for the morning event.
Kate will begin the day with a visit to the SOS Children’s Village – a charity that provides a family structure for vulnerable children, who are given a home and cared for by a ‘mother’ to help them develop into happy, confident and resilient adults.
They also joined a birthday party for one of the 150 children living at the centre, which was the first in Pakistan when it was established in 1977. Kate impressed the children with her use of Urdu in her speech!
Afterwards, the couple did a quick change as they headed to the National Cricket Academy, where they met some of Pakistan’s cricketing legends. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge showed off their sporty sides as they took part in a cricket match.
Kate Middleton wore a turquoise shalwar kameez by Maheen Khan. The royal couple were on an official visit to the Badshahi Mosque and looked in great spirits as they arrived. William looked snappy in his linen suit.
The mosque in the heart of Lahore’s Walled City and the impressive marble building is one of Pakistan’s best known landmarks. The courtyard can accommodate 100,000 worshippers. Like the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall in 2006, the Duke and Duchess met faith leaders and heard how they are promoting interfaith harmony between their communities. The Queen visited the Mosque in 1961, while William’s late mother Princess Diana also visited in 1991.
After a busy morning travelling across Lahore, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge paid a poignant visit to the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre. The same hospital which was visited by Prince William’s late mother, Princess Diana, in 1996.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also met Wafia, aged seven, as they spent time with patients undergoing treatment and spoke with their families.