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Duchess Of Cambridge Terms Pakistan Visit As ‘Really Special’

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LAHORE: Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, has termed her royal tour of Pakistan with Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, as “really special”. She said this during an interview with CNN.

During the interview, Kate said that the five-day official trip allowed the couple to see many parts of the country.

“It was amazing seeing some of the geography yesterday, but then to see some of the community activities today has been really special,” the duchess said, as Prince William stood alongside her.

The duchess spoke to CNN during an engagement in the city of Lahore on Thursday where the royal couple visited SOS Children’s Village, a charitable organisation established in the late 1970s.

“William and I really wanted to come and see an SOS Children’s Village like this,” Kate continued. “There’s so many vulnerable women here but they’ve really used their positivity and the support that the Village here provides them … to support and protect the next generation of children in their care and give them the best possible start to their future lives,” the duchess was quoted as saying.

She continued, “Together as a village you are transforming children’s lives and providing them with strong foundations to support all their families.”

Kate ended her address in Urdu by wishing three children at the SOS Children’s Village a happy birthday.

The royal couple visited the National Cricket Academy for a cricket match on the last day of their visit. The also visited the Badshahi Mosque, which is one of the most iconic Mughal era buildings in the city. Later, they dropped by at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre.

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The engagement was no doubt a poignant moment for the future heir to the British throne as his late mother, Diana, the Princess of Wales, previously visited the medical facility as a guest of now Prime Minister Imran Khan.

At the hospital, the couple visited the children’s ward and spent time with patients undergoing treatment before meeting with several families.

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