The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge started their five days official tour in Pakistan by visiting a government-run school in Islamabad. The royal couple met teenagers and discussed them about their aspirations from when they were younger. While talking to the 14 years old Aima, Prince William recalled his love for his mother the late Princess Diana as she told him that she wanted to be a brain surgeon.
“Actually I changed a lot as I got older, but I always wanted to learn to fly,” explained the British royal. “I was flying for a while actually. I love flying, I feel very free (and) I like learning a skill, I enjoy that. I can relate the science of what you do.” The same student then told William that the students were “big fans of your mother”. To which, William replied: “Oh, that’s very sweet of you. I was a big fan of my mother too. She came here three times. I was very small. This is my first time and it is very nice to be here and meet you all.”
At another class visit, Kate said to the group of teenage girls that:
“This part of the visit is really important to us, the issue of girls and education.” Prince William also spoke of the UK’s aim of teaching young people about mental health as he was leaving the school. Later on in the day, the royals paid a trip to the Margallah Hills Natuona Park. Here, the royal couple were shown a slideshow of animals found in the park, including leopards, cape hares and porcupines. Once a monitor lizard was flashed up, William remarked: “George would love that.”
The Royal couple has left their children George , Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – at home. The couple will return back to the UK on Friday after five days of the tour.