The Kensington Palace announced the news via social media (what a time to be alive!)
The Kensington Palace announced the news via social media (what a time to be alive!)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are packing their bags to head to Pakistan!

Kensington Palace announced via social media (what a time to be alive!) that Prince William and Kate Middleton "will undertake an official visit to Pakistan this autumn, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office".

Further details will be advised in due course, they added.

This mark's the couple first visit to our country though other members of the royal family have been here before; on their Instagram, they continued that "Her Majesty The Queen visited Pakistan in 1961 and 1997, and The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited in 2006.

Pakistan’s High Commissioner in London welcomed the announcement.

“The upcoming Royal Visit is a reflection of the importance the United Kingdom attaches to its relations with Pakistan. The two countries enjoy historical links which both sides wish to strengthen further,” said Mohammad Nafees Zakaria.

Diana, Princess of Wales, also made the journey to Pakistan several times.

In case you were wondering, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will not be joining; the Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirmed on their joint Instagram account that they will be on their Africa trip this Autumn.

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