Oct 16, 2019

Will - Kate take tuk-tuk ride

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made a colourful entrance as they arrived by auto rickshaw for a special reception hosted by the British High Commissioner to Pakistan in Islamabad.

Kate wore a glittering green dress and William a traditional sherwani suit for the event at the Pakistan Monument.

The royal pair are on a five-day tour of the country.

Earlier, they met schoolchildren and had lunch with Prime Minister and former cricket star Imran Khan.

At the reception, which was arranged to showcase the best of Pakistani culture, the duke recognised the country's troubled past, saying: "For a country so young, Pakistan has endured many hardships, with countless lives lost to terror and hatred.

"Tonight I want to pay tribute to all those who have endured such sacrifice and helped to build the country that we see today."

And he promised Pakistan could rely on Britain as "a key partner and your friend".

Guests at the reception, hosted by the High Commissioner, Thomas Drew, also included figures from Pakistan's business, music and film industries, as well as members of the government.