British Royal duo arrives to rousing welcome


Rawalpindi: Prince William and Princess Kate Middleton step off their airplane as Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi welcomes them at Nur Khan Airbase here on Monday. – DM Staff photo

By Ajmal Khan Yousafzai

ISLAMABAD: The British Royal couple, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton have arrived in Islamabad on Monday on a five-day official visit to Pakistan.
The visiting couple was given guard of honour on their arrival at the Noor Khan Airbase. Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi welcomed Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Streets in Islamabad and around the country have been humming with festivities and celebrations to honour the royal pair with more than 1,000 police officers deployed for their security over the span of their five-day visit.
As per the schedule announced by Foreign Office, Prince William and Princess Kate Middleton will meet President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan, tomorrow, at 12 pm and 2pm, respectively.
Afterward, William and Kate will travel to Lahore on October 16, arriving a day later (Oct 17) in Chitral.