The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had finally touched down in Pakistan on Monday night for their five day tour of the country.
The British Royal Air Force carrier flew Kate Middleton and Prince William, sans their three children, after an eight-hour flight, at about 9.30pm at Nur Khan airbase in Rawalpindi.
Kate was wearing a traditional shalwar kameez, an ombré turquoise dress and pants by Catherine Walker, plus cream-colored high heels. She paired the look with earrings from Zeen – a Pakistani brand – she has opted for the second time.
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“This is the most complex tour undertaken by (the duke and duchess) to date, given the logistical and security considerations,” according to a Kensington Palace statement issued in advance of the trip. “Pakistan hosts one of Britain’s largest overseas networks, with the British High Commission in Islamabad being one of the United Kingdom’s largest diplomatic missions in the world.”
Kate’s choice of attire won the internet, with many comparing her look with Princess Diana’s blue traditional wear. The latter – on several occasions – wore blue shalwar kameez.
“Coincidence? Or did Kate Middleton pick the colour deliberately? On the right it her mother in law, the late Princess Diana,” a user shared.
“No comparison but similarities are always there. Lady Diana the queen of Hearts. Kate Middleton all beauty,” said another one.
“Kate Middleton channelled Princess Diana’s style on Royal Visit Pakistan. Kate looked elegant in a turquoise shalwar kameez by Catherine Walker, one of Diana’s favourite designers.Diana wore during her visit to Pakistan in 1996,” one user tweeted.
While this was just the first outfit, we can’t wait to see what she wears next.
The entire nation has anxiously been awaiting Prince William and Kate Middleton’s first visit to Pakistan.
The royal couple touched down at the Noor Khan Airbase, where a red carpet had been rolled out for them.
They were received by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and his wife along with British High Commissioner Thomas Drew.
Kensington Palace described it as their most complex visit so far and the itinerary for their five-day stay has been kept under wraps.
#RoyalvisitPakistan became the top trend in the country on Twitter as users of the micro-blogging site shared their love and appreciation for the royal couple.
A Kensington Palace statement said that the royal couple want to meet as many Pakistanis as possible during their visit.