Day two of Prince William and Kate’s royal tour of Pakistan comes to a close. The couple has just arrived for an event hosted by the British High Commissioner in Pakistan, Thomas Drew, at the National Monument in capital city Islamabad.
And they took our breath away! They both wore green, which is the colour of the Pakistani flag, as they arrived for the banquet. The Duchess opted for a glittering emerald green Jenny Packham gown. She matched it with earrings by Onitaa.
Prince William was dressed up in a dark teal sherwani, by Pakistani brand Naushemian, a long coat-like garment which is popular with men across India and Pakistan.
The royal couple was driven to tonight’s reception in this spectacularly illuminated, multi-coloured tuk-tuk.
Tonight’s event at the National Monument is set to highlight Pakistani music, art, and culture, as well as the country’s partnership with the Prince also slated to deliver a speech.
They will be joined by guests from Pakistan’s music, film, and creative arts industries, along with those in business and politics.
William and Kate’s tour is primarily education-focused. A Kensington Palace statement released ahead of their arrival explained that “throughout the tour, Their Royal Highnesses will visit programs which empower young people, and organizations that help ensure they have the best possible start in life.
“Access to quality education, particularly to girls and young women is one of the UK’s top priorities in Pakistan. The Duke and Duchess are looking forward to spending time meeting young Pakistanis, and hearing more about their aspirations for the future.”
Tuesday has proved such a busy day for the royals. They began their first full day in the country with a visit to a school in central Islamabad.
Then, continuing with the theme of education, William and Kate oined children from three local schools at the Margalla Hills; before meeting the country’s Prime Minister, Imran Khan.