Kate, Duchess Of Cambridge and Prince William will head to Pakistan for a four-day royal tour next week. Here’s how bits of Kate’s schedule will mirror Meghan Markle’s successful South Africa trip.
Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William will visit Pakistan from Monday, October 14 to Friday, October 18. They have a packed schedule of royal engagements – the precise details of which won’t be disclosed until on the day because of security reasons. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have aligned themselves with similar causes to those Prince Harry and Meghan Markle championed during their South Africa tour.
Meghan Markle is a vocal campaigner for women’s rights and used her 10-day visit in South Africa to champion several women’s organisations.
The Duchess of Sussex even made a secret visit to the site where South African student Uyinene Mrwetyana, 19, was brutally raped and murdered in August.
Uyinene’s murder has shaken South Africa and prompted nation-wide protests against gender-based violence in the country.
Meghan tied a yellow ribbon with a heartfelt tribute from her and Harry at a shrine to the murdered teenager.
The Duchess of Sussex made several speeches during the tour and mentioned championing women and women’s rights in nearly all of them.
While it is not clear if Kate, Duchess of Cambridge will make similar speeches during her time in Pakistan, she and William will visit organisations that champion young women and children too.
A Kensington Palace statement about the Cambridges’ upcoming trip read: “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will undertake an official visit to Pakistan between Monday 14th and Friday 18th October, at the request of The Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
“This will be Their Royal Highnesses’ first official visit to Pakistan.”