ISLAMABAD: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton are winning hearts all over with their five-day ongoing tour to Pakistan.
After a ride in a specially painted Tuk Tuk – also called a rickshaw ride, the UK royal couple are in Lahore on Thursday on a one-day visit, where they attend various events.
The duchess gives her first speech of the tour where she, to everyone’s surprise spoke a few Urdu words as well.
Donning a white shalwar kameez and a shawl, Kate and William only surprised the three children at SOS Village by celebrating their birthday but the duchess also greeted them in Urdu.
“Aap sab ka shukria, aur aapko salgirah mubarak ho (thank you very much and happy birthday to you), ” she said.
She spoke about family values and relationships in her brief speech.
“Parents, children, aunts, uncles, grandparents all play important roles – you have reminded us exactly what family means,” the duchess said.
Upon their arrival in Lahore, the young couple were well received by Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar and Chief Minister Usman Buzdar at the airport.
This is the first royal tour to the country since 2006 when the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Charles, and Camilla, traveled to Pakistan.