Kensington Palace announce official details about the Cambridge’s upcoming royal tour

The upcoming trip will be the Duke and Duchess’ first visit to the country.
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Kensington Palace has officially announced the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be undertaking a royal tour of Pakistan in the British autumn (New Zealand spring) – their first visit to the South Asian country.

The exciting news was announced on the official Kensington Palace Instagram, revealing the tour was at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will undertake an official visit to Pakistan this autumn, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office,” the post begins.

“Further details will be advised in due course. Her Majesty The Queen visited Pakistan in 1961 and 1997, and The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visited in 2006.”

The Palace also shared two images of The Queen visiting Pakistan as well as Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla’s visit to the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore.

Prince William’s late mother Princess Diana also visited Pakistan multiple times.

Previous reports by the Daily Mail predicted William and Kate would be visiting multiple Commonwealth countries; however the announcement confirms they’ll be visiting just the one.

The Duke and Duchess previously visited Pakistan’s neighbouring country, India, in 2016.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their trip to India in 2016. (Image: Getty)

The news of William and Kate’s upcoming royal tour, follows the announcement last week that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will also be embarking on a royal tour of Southern Africa, sharing their excitement over their “first official tour as a family” on Instagram.

Set to head to Africa around a similar time to the Cambridges, the Sussexes will visit South Africa, with Prince Harry also undertaking visits to Malawi, Angola and Botswana.

“The Duke and Duchess are really looking forward to meeting so many of you on the ground and continuing to raise awareness of the high impact work local communities are doing across the Commonwealth and beyond,” their official Instagram shared.

Adding: “This will be their first official tour as a family!”

This exciting revelation confirms we’re likely to get a glimpse of baby Archie, with royal correspondent Omid Scobie saying it’ll likely be during the royal family-of-three’s engagements in South Africa, which he says will be Meghan’s base during the trip.

Harry and Meghan have visited Africa several times together, making multiple trips to Botswana and undertaking an official royal tour of Morocco in February this year, just months before Archie’s birth.

Earlier this year the couple also shared a never-before-seen photo of them during their trip to Botswana in 2017, which showed them helping the conservation efforts of Elephants Without Borders.

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