Dates for Kate and William's royal tour of Pakistan announced

Danielle Fowler
Freelance Writer
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's next royal tour will take place on October 14 [Photo: Getty]

Kensington Palace has announced the dates of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s forthcoming royal tour of Pakistan.

The couple will embark upon the five-day trip on October 14 while their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, will stay at home.

The news was announced via the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s official Twitter account.

Ahead of the tour, the couple will also attend a special event, hosted by The Aga Khan, at the Aga Khan Centre on October 2.

It is the first time in 13 years that a member of the British royal family has visited the country and the trip is at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were the last royals to pay a visit back in 2006.

The Queen waves to crowds during a 1961 visit to Pakistan [Photo: Getty]

Previously, Queen Elizabeth II visited in 1961 and 1997 while Princess Diana travelled there on a solo trip back in 1991.

Princess Diana during a trip to Lahore, Pakistan in 1991 [Photo: Getty]

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s last official royal tour took place in January 2018 when the couple visited Sweden and Norway.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on their last tour of Sweden and Norway in February 2018 [Photo: Getty]

Prince William has since undertaken solo trips to the Middle East, France and New Zealand.

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In the meantime, royal fans will be pleased to learn that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are busy preparing for their first royal tour of South Africa.

The family-of-three will kick-start the 10-day trip in Cape Town on September 23 with plans to conclude in Johannesburg on October 2.

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