As excitement mounts ahead of William and Kate’s royal tour of Pakistan, we have been wondering – what will they be doing during this tour? Due to security concerns, this tour is one of the most complex royal visits ever, making it difficult to know where William and Kate will be, or what they will be doing. To learn more about Pakistan’s rich culture, and make some predictions about what we can expect, we chatted with royal watcher Zara, from Karachi, Pakistan, who runs the @RoyalSpotlight account on Twitter.
Zara has loved the royal family since she was a child, inspired by her family’s time spent living in the UK before she was born. Her mother spoke so highly of Diana, Princess of Wales, and that admiration was passed from mother to daughter. Following Diana’s tragic death, she kept up with William and Kate’s romance and the excitement of the 2011 royal wedding. “I was in class at my university on the day of their wedding, and sneakily watched it with my friends on our laptops!” she recalls. Zara answered some of our questions about the upcoming tour, shed some light on what we might expect to see next week, and taught us a bit about Pakistan’s culture:
WWKD: Why is this visit so important to the people of Pakistan?
WWKD: That is so amazing to see history repeating itself! Are there any iconic monuments, historical landmarks, or important places you definitely hope they visit?
WWKD: Those places sound incredible. We would love to see them visit and spotlight those historic and cultural landmarks! As far as fashion, what styles of traditional clothing would you like to see Kate wear?
WWKD: Pakistan has a rich food culture, and the food is known to be delicious! Are there any particularly well-known foods you hope they try?
WWKD: Those sound delicious. We are hungry just thinking about it. Any final thoughts on their visit?
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.
We are so grateful to Zara for answering our questions! Be sure to follow her on Twitter at @RoyalSpotlight