Prince William And Duchess Catherine Make Unexpected Visit To Pakistan Orphanage

Carla Harmon
October 20, 2019

The Duke and Duchess were initally meant to depart Lahore on Thursday evening after visiting the SOS Children's Village but a thunderstorm meant their plane was unable to land in Islamabad and they had to turn back.

According to royal sources, the duchess was particularly keen to return to the organization, which provides orphans in boarding houses.

A short video posted to the Kensington Palace Twitter account started with a clip of the royal couple getting into a tuk-tuk which had the British and Pakistan flags in the background. "It's like an arm wrapped around you", the prince reportedly remarked during the visit.

William and Kate returned to the SOS Children's Village in Lahore on the last day of their tour, having already made the trip the day before, after they were forced to stay overnight in the Punjab capital.

On their return talk over with, the couple met one of the most young "graduates", who had been supported by the SOS Village and gone on to mentor some of its youthful residents.

The pilot of the RAF Voyager tried to make a landing at two different airports, reported by a magazine, After landing, the Prince, who himself is an experienced pilot, reassured everyone about their safety and even joked that the one flying the Voyager was him.

"What you're all doing is fantastic and you've got two ambassadors in us".

Sharing a series of photographs from her trip to Pakistan with husband William, Kate drew global attention to the SOS Village, a children's project in the Lahore region.

"It's important that people talk about it and it's not too taboo", he said about mental health awareness.

Afterward, William and Kate were gifted friendship bracelets by a group of children, with William telling them "I won't take it off".

"Thank You Pakistan", said the tweet which was also accompanied by a video offering a a glimpse into the couple's Pakistan tour.

"My children will wonder why I'm wearing it".

"That nurturing of this place really comes through", William said during the visit - per E!

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