Prince William and Kate May Not Be Visiting Pakistan After All

Because of the tensions rising ever since New Delhi revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir earlier this june
Updated 19 Aug, 2019 06:32pm

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton might be taking a rain-check on their visit to Pakistan due to the ongoing tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad, a media report said on Monday.

Earlier in June, an official statement from the royal family had announced that the couple were to visit Pakistan later this year upon the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

KATE, Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William are due to travel to Pakistan this autumn - but their official visit is far from certain following the growing tensions between Islamabad and New Delhi, a royal expert warned.

Prince William and Kate's trip would have been the first official visit by a member of the British royal family to Pakistan since 2006 when Prince Charles and Camilla had travelled to the South Asian country.

Previously, Queen Elizabeth II had visited in 1961 and 1997, and the late Princess Diana in 1991.

Tensions have been simmering between India and Pakistan ever since New Delhi on August 5 revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and divided it into two Union Territories - Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.