William and Kate embark on 'complex' Pakistan visit

Prince William, Kate Middleton to meet Pak PM Imran Khan on Oct 15

Prince William, Kate Middleton to meet Pak PM Imran Khan on Oct 15

The five-day visit comes as Britain seeks to reinvigorate its foreign relationships with Brexit looming, while Pakistan works to fix its global image to boost tourism and investment.

He said the visit will further improve ties between Pakistan and Britain.

According to a statement issued by British High Commission in Pakistan, royal palace announced that the British royal couple will visit Pakistan Monday 14th to Friday 18th October next month.

Royal and diplomatic sources reiterate that a history going back hundreds of years has engendered a vast number of connections between the people and the governments of both countries. And since Pakistan gained independent from British rule in 1947, it has been a member of the Commonwealth of 53 nations that share a link with the United Kingdom.

Many in Pakistan are hoping to see the Kate favour Pakistani designers during her visit and wear the shalwar kameez - a long, flowing tunic over loose pants - which William's mother Princess Diana wore during visits in the 1990s.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Friday the royal couple, known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, will arrive in Pakistan on October 14.

Kate - who has developed a greater "regal" character as she prepares to be queen one day, several sources tell PEOPLE - will also be under the spotlight even more during the tour.

He said the visit of British Royal Couple will promote bilateral relations between the two countries.

Faisal Kapadia, a writer, blogger and cofounder of Mindmap Communications, stressed that Prince William and Middleton are not coming for a particular city, they are visiting charities and environmentally conscious activists.

After meeting the Khan and Alvi, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit Lahore on October 16, arriving a day later in Chitral, Geo News quoted the sources as saying on Thursday.