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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge meet with Pakistan’s Khan

On Tuesday afternoon, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met Khan at his official residence. William’s mother Princess Diana, a hugely popular figure in Pakistan, visited Pakistan several times in the 1990s and helped Khan raise money for a cancer hospital.

Earlier William and Kate met students at an Islamabad Model College for Girls, discussing education with a group of older students and visiting the classrooms of younger students.

Kate wore a bright green tunic over white pants to meet the Prime Minister, appearing to echo many of the colours and outfits worn by Diana.

The royal couple’s five-day visit which is focusing on climate change and access to education, has been described by palace officials as the most complex the couple have undertaken, due to security issues.

Foreign policy experts and officials have said the trip, the first by a British royal family member to Pakistan in more than a decade and made at the request of the British foreign office, represented a soft power push, which may help both sides further their diplomatic aims.

It comes as Britain seeks to reinvigorate its foreign relationships as the deadline looms for its departure from the European Union, while Pakistan works to repair its global image to boost tourism and investment.

(Production: Charlotte Greenfield, Alexandra Hudson, Marissa Davison)

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