Prince William and Kate Middleton are all set to begin their first official visit to Pakistan today. The five-day trip will see members of the royal family visiting the country after more than a decade. As per international reports, security in the country has been beefed up and a huge security operation involving 1,000 police officers will swing into force in Pakistan today, reported the UK Express. The security arrangements will be supervised by the military. Just last week, the Kensington Palace had issued a public statement saying that the Pakistan trip will be William and Kate’s ‘most complex tour to date’.
The royal visit comes in the wake of Pakistan trying to dispel its image as a terrorist nation. The last senior members of the Royal Family to visit Pakistan were Prince Charles and Camilla in 2006 when, according to diplomats, the country was less safe than now, Express reported.
As William and Kate will arrive, a red carpet will be accorded for their entry. The royal tour is set to take place from October 14 to 18 and a large royal entourage is working round the clock to make it a fruitful visit. While specific engagements haven’t yet been announced, Prince William and Kate will be making stops in Islamabad, Lahore and undisclosed locales in the countryside in the north and in the west, according to Observer.com.
William and Kate had earlier revealed that they are looking forward to savour Paksitani food. However, Prince William said that he cannot take too much of heat in his food. Kate went on to reveal that curry is their comfort food at home and she often makes some. For their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, the curry is mild. Whereas for her and William it is the spicier version.