Kate Middleton Gives First-Ever TV Interview While Talking about Royal Tour of Pakistan with Prince William
Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton is feeling excited about her trip to Pakistan with her husband, William, tagging it as "really special" in an interview with CNN, which is her very first television news interview.
Kate Middleton has broken her duck when it comes to granting television news interviews as she was on hand to give an interview with CNN.
She used the opportunity to speak about her and William's trip to the Middle Eastern country of Pakistan, with the Duchess gushing over the experience.
KATE IMPRESSED WITH PAKISTAN'S GEOGRAPHY
Kate was speaking to the news channel while out with Prince William in the Pakistani city of Lahore on Thursday. She expressed her pleasure in the fact that the trip had given her and the Duke of Cambridge the opportunity to see great geographical features. She said,
"It was amazing seeing some of the geography yesterday, but then to see some of the community activities today has been really special."
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the stunning mountains of Northern Pakistan, where the stark effects of climate change and global warming are having a profound impact on the communities that call the region home. At a glacier in the Hindu Kush mountain range, situated in the Chitral District of Pakistan’s Khyber-Pakhtunkwa Province, The Duke and Duchess walked around the northern tip of the glacier, and saw how it has retreated in recent years as a result of global warming. Nearby, in the centre of Chitral, isolated communities have suffered from severe flash flooding in recent years as a result of glaciers melting. The Duke and Duchess saw buildings and farmland destroyed in the severe floods of 2015, a stark demonstration of the risks posed by glacial melting. In Bumburet The Duke and Duchess saw drills conducted by volunteers from the local Emergency Response and Search & Rescue teams, which through community education and early warning work, were instrumental in preventing loss of life in 2015. There, they heard from local people affected by the floods, and how they are adapting their ways of life in response to flooding and other challenges posted by climate change. The Duke and Duchess hope their visit to Northern Pakistan will shine a light on the very real consequences of global warming, and its devastating effects on our planet. 📷 Kensington Palace / PA #RoyalVisitPakistan #Pakistan
THE SOS CHILDREN VILLAGE'S LAUDABLE PROJECT
One of such community activities the Duchess was referring to is an SOS Children's Village in Lahore, where she and William visited on Thursday.
The Children's Village is a charitable organization founded in the late 1970s; it helps children to develop into cheerful, confident, and resilient adults by providing homes and family structure for 150 orphaned children.
This laudable act by the charity organization caught the eye of Kate Middleton, and she expressed her delight in the work they are doing.
The Duchess also addressed the crowd, where she lauded the village and the women for their impressive work, before going on to wish three of the children a happy birthday.
FLIGHT ISSUES FOR THE ROYAL COUPLE
The Royal Couple experienced some flight hiccups on their way from Lahore to Islamabad and were forced to return to Lahore after many futile attempts to land their plane due to lightning strikes. They thus spent the night in Lahore at the Pearl Continental.
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Just one week to go until The King’s Cup ⛵️🏆 Today we’re excited to reveal the ambassadors representing each of the eight charities benefitting from the Regatta. These are: The Duke of Cambridge, representing @childbereavementuk The Duchess of Cambridge, representing The Royal Foundation’s Early Years programme Bear Grylls, representing @tusk_org Fara Williams, representing @centrepointuk Dan Snow, representing @ldnairamb John Bishop, representing @actiononaddiction Katie Thistleton, representing @_place2be Helen Glover, representing @afnccf The ambassadors will skipper each of the eight boats, with the winning team awarded The King’s Cup, a historic trophy first presented by King George V at Cowes’ Royal Yacht Squadron in 1920. Their Royal Highnesses hope that The King’s Cup will become an annual event, bringing greater awareness to the wider benefits of sport, whist also raising support and funds for the causes that The Duke and Duchess support.
Such discomfort didn't prove to be an issue for Kate as she was seen hours later, playing with hero military dogs. She also thanked the Royal Air Force for keeping her and William safe during the plane incident. She said:
"We were looked after so well by the @RoyalAirForce…they did a great job…we are hugely grateful."
It is good to see that William and Kate are safe and sound. The hero dogs would have been excited to have the Royal Couple play with them too.