The escalating tensions between India and Pakistan might make The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton to take a rain-check on their visit to Pakistan. Due to the ongoing tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad seems to affect the royal couple’s maiden visit to Pakistan.
As per reports citing a statement released by Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the visit of the royal couple appeared to be unlikely due to the current turn of events in the region, The News International said in the report.
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. The royal couple was to visit the country without their three children, Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis, 1.
🇵🇰 The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will undertake an official visit to Pakistan this autumn, at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Further details will be advised in due course. pic.twitter.com/z8M1hnpfWS
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) June 29, 2019
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. Queen Elizabeth II had visited Pakistan in 1961 and 1997 when the Cold War was at its peak. The late Princess Diana also visited the country 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.