ahore : The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton arrived in Lahore on Thursday for a packed day-long visit.
The couple — who are the first royals to officially visit Pakistan since Prince Charles and his wife Camilla visited the region in 2006 — were received by Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and Governor Chaudhry Sarwar at the Lahore airport.
The guests were also presented souvenirs by CM Usman Buzdar and Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar after an official meeting.
The couple then visited the SOS Children’s Village, where they took part in a storytelling session and interacted with the staff and children.
Prince William and Middleton, clad in an embroidered white Pakistan attire, also attended a birthday party of three children. The duchess spoke briefly at the event and wished the children ‘happy birthday’ in Urdu.
Afterwards, the duke and duchess went to the National Cricket Academy where both of them tried their hand at batting.
The itinerary for their fourth day in Pakistan also includes visits to Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, and the Badshahi Mosque.
The duchess is also expected to deliver her first address in Pakistan today.
William’s late mother, Diana visited Pakistan twice .