Prince William, Kate visit Kalash Valley in Pakistan after stopover in Chitral

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton in Pakistan. Photo by the INP. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

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ISLAMABAD, Oct 18, 2019, INP. Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton, on the third day of their five-day trip, visited the foothills of the Hindu Kush mountain range to witness the devastating effects of climate change, which is one of the key areas of focus of their visit, reported the Independent News Pakistan.

Earlier on Wednesday, the royals arrived in Chitral, where they were gifted traditional hats and a book of photos commemorating the trip of Princess Diana, who visited the valley in 1991.

“Fantastic,” the prince remarked as he sifted through the pages of the book. The residents also gifted an embroidered coat to Prince William and a shawl to Middleton.

The couple visited Chiatibo Glacier in Hindu Kush mountain range in Chitral to witness effects of climate change and consequences of global warming, said PTI on its official Twitter account.

The duke and duchess arrived in Pakistan on Monday night on their maiden visit. Their second day was a busy one, which started with a visit to a girl’s college in the capital and then Margalla Hills, where they attended an event regarding environmental protection. The couple was hosted by President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan at the Aiwan-i-Sadr and Prime Minister House, respectively.

In the evening, they attended a glitzy reception, hosted by British High Commissioner to Pakistan Thomas Drew, at the National Monument where William, in his first official address, paid tribute to all the people who “endured sacrifice and helped build Pakistan to the country it is today”.

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