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The date of Duchess Catherine and Prince William's tour to Pakistan has been revealed

It’s stacking up to be a busy few months for the royal family.

While the Duke and Duchess of Sussex make their way to South Africa to begin their 10-day official tour, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have given more details about their own tour plans, finally revealing the date that they'll be undertaking their royal visit to Pakistan.
The official announcement that Prince William and Catherine would be heading to the Asian country came in July, when Kensington Palace shared the news on Instagram, revealing the visit was at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
William and Kate will visit Pakistan next month for four days, Kensington Palace has confirmed. (Image: Getty)
And now, in a recent post to Twitter, Kensington Palace has confirmed the royal couple will visit Pakistan next month, between October 14th and 18th, following a special event in London hosted by His Highness The Aga Khan at the beginning of the month.
"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will attend a special event at the Aga Khan Centre on 2nd October, hosted by His Highness The Aga Khan," the tweet begins.
"The event falls ahead of TRH's official visit to Pakistan which will take place between 14th-18th October."
William and Kate's visit will be their first to Pakistan; however they did visit the neighbouring country India in 2016. Their last major joint overseas tour was in January 2018 to visit Sweden and Norway, when Kate was pregnant with Prince Louis.
Prince William has since undertaken solo trips to the Middle East, France, Africa and New Zealand since then and in December the couple travelled to Cyprus to gift Christmas presents to members of the 11 Squadron at RAF Akrotiri.
William and Kate flew to Cyprus in December 2018 to give service men and women presents from their families back home. (Image: Getty)
But the Cambridges and the Sussexes (who will be touching down in South Africa later today) aren't the only royals who have royal tours planned this year.
In August it was announced Charles, The Prince of Wales will travel to Japan in October to attend the ceremony of enthronement of Emperor Naruhito.
The announcement made by Clarence House explains the future King will visit Japan on behalf of The Queen from October 22nd to the 23rd which will include a day of engagements in the capital of Tokyo to celebrate the British-Japanese connection.
Then, in November Prince Charles will be joined by his wife the Duchess of Cornwall to pay a visit to our shores in November, exactly four years since the couple last visited New Zealand in 2015.
Duchess Camilla and Prince Charles are set to visit New Zealand in November. (Image: Getty)
Following the announcement, made by Clarence House, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed the news saying at the time: "I know that the couple have enjoyed New Zealanders' warm hospitality and manaakitanga when they visited previously.
"The Prince of Wales has been a strong advocate for the environment, conservation and sustainability for many years."
Adding: "This visit will provide opportunities for him to engage with New Zealanders on those subjects, and to learn more about the ways in which New Zealand is preparing for the future."
There is of yet no confirmed dates, with Clarence House saying more details will be revealed closer to the tour.
The trip will mark the heir to the throne's tenth visit to New Zealand and Duchess Camilla's third. Their first joint trip was in 2012 to mark The Queen's Diamond Jubilee.