It’s a full schedule for Prince William and Catherine today as they continue their tour of Pakistan in Lahore. They were the birthday surprise for kids at SOS Children’s Village where Kate gave a speech and they both participated in storytime. I like the faces Kate’s making as she’s reading.
The Cambridges also stopped by the National Cricket Academy where they played with kids aged 10 to 14 and Will showed off his athleticism.
Kate gave it a go too:
She looks SO GOOD in this beautiful off-white shalwar kameez by Gul Ahmed. It’s been refreshing to see her in a different silhouette.
Later on, the Cambridges changed for their visit to Badshahi mosque where both Prince Charles and Princess Diana visited in the past. Will and Kate walked barefoot per tradition and toured the site and the courtyard and joined faith leaders to talk about observing and respecting faith in different communities. Per PEOPLE:
“They were interested in finding out about how the youth thought about interfaith interactions,” said Dr. Ayesha Leghari, a Sunni Muslim scholar. “There are different types of listening. Active listening and empathetic listening. They were not just active but empathetic too. We were very pleased. They were very charming and interested in each one of us.”
I love the turquoise shalwar kameeze and headscarf on Kate. The colour is gorgeous on her and it’s a great showcase for Pakistani designer Maheen Khan whose profile and social media following has tripled since the Cambridges arrived in Pakistan. Kate’s assistants were introduced to Maheen’s designs at a London boutique that stocks her clothes. She’s worn a piece off the rack and Maheen created a few other custom pieces for the trip. Needless to say, this will be a major turning point for her business.
Next up, Will and Kate are to be at the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre. Princess Diana visited there twice and head of their stop, the Cambridges paid tribute to her on Instagram:
Will post those pictures tomorrow when the Cambridges conclude their five-day trip.