Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William are set to visit Pakistan in the autumn, in the first royal visit to the country in 13 years. Although the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will not be bringing their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, excitement is building for the “historic” tour to the Commonwealth country. Pakistan has a fraught history with the Commonwealth, having only been reinstated to the association in 2008, and currently the Foreign Office warns against foreigners travelling to the country which continues to suffer terror attacks regularly.
Podcast “Pod Save the Queen” is hosted by Ann Gripper and feature the Daily Mirror’s Royal Editor Russell Myers.
In last week’s episode, Mr Myers spoke about why the Duke and Duchess’ Pakistan tour will be so significant.
He said: “It’s hugely important, hugely historic.
“Probably the biggest trip in terms of the pressure that comes with it, the security aspect and the region.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Image: Getty)
The Cambridges went on royal tour to Canada in 2016 (Image: Getty)
He also added that Kate has not been on royal tour since 2016.
The royal editor also compared William and Kate’s tour to Harry and Meghan’s upcoming tour to South Africa, with Archie, and Harry’s subsequent plans to visit Botswana, Angola and Malawi.
He said that the two royal tours exemplified how the two princes are carving out their own royal roles.
Mr Myers commented: “Harry and Meghan are going to go into this Commonwealth role, and then you’ve got William being prepped to be this world leader, essentially.
“[He is] meeting with people in these sorts of regions and being incredibly statesmanlike.
“Hugely important for both of them, I think."
Ms Gripper added: “From a security point of view it will be challenging, for example, the cricket team