Kate and William win hearts as they arrive in Lahore during Pakistan Tour

Britain's Prince William and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton play cricket at the National Cricket academy in Lahore

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Lahore during their on-going five-day tour of Pakistan. Upon their arrival, the couple were given a red carpet welcome and met with the governor of the walled city.

After that, the couple marked their first engagement of the day, and showed off their cricketing skills while playing Pakistan's national sport at the National Cricket Academy in the city. Their Royal Highnesses were all smiles and full of cheers as they joined in a match with children who are participating in the British Council's DOSTI programme, Dosti means friendship in Urdu.

They also met some of Pakistan's cricketing legends as they learned about the programme promoting sport as an integral part of child development, encouraging social integration, increased self-esteem and skills development.

The couple's next engagement came as a visit to the SOS Children's Village, a center for local orphans. established in 1977. The SOS Children's Village  provides a home and family structure to over 150 young orphan girls and boys, and with its attached school, promotes the development of children into happy, confident and resilient adults.

William and Kate also joined in for a birthday party for one of the children, which involved games, music and traditional Pakistani cakes, and the duchess gave her first speech of the five-day tour, and also spoke in Urdu, the national language of Pakistan.

Kate was dressed in an embroidered white shalwar kameez - a traditional outfit including a long tunic and trousers - from Pakistani brand Gul Ahmed and added a matching scarf by Maheen Khan to it, along with nude accessories, while William went casual, opting for a pair of trousers styled with a casual shirt.

Later, Prince William and Kate Middleton made their way to the Badshahi Mosque, and the duchess looked regal clad in a teal chiffon shalwar kameez by designer Maheen Khan. The couple also made their way to the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, where Lady Diana visited the year before her death.

kate middleton Duchess of Cambridge playing cricket in Lahore



Princess Kate Middleton is enjoying cricket at National Cricket Academy, Lahore.

Kate Middleton And Prince William playing cricket in Lahore

Prince William, Kate Middleton are all smiles as royal couple enjoy cricket session in Pakistan

the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge plays cricket during her visit at the National Cricket Academy


Children at #SOS village welcomed the Prince William and Princess Kate Middleton with beautiful flowers.


The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge at the SOS Children's Village in Lahore

The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge at the SOS Children's Village in Lahore

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