Kate Middleton speaks Urdu language during Pakistan visit


By Nasir Aijaz
AsiaN Representative

Lahore: Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton on Thursday left an endearing impression on the minds of young children at an SOS Village in Lahore when she wished them happy birthday in Urdu.

The Duchess of Cambridge was attending an event related to the charity during which she chatted to staff and supporters at the SOS Village, which provides a home and family for 150 young orphans.

According to Daily Mail Royal Correspondent Rebecca English, the Duchess also afterwards joined in singing happy birthday to three kids whose birthday celebrations were being held.

“Kate also gave her first (and I think only) speech of the tour and even said a few words in Urdu,” Rebecca said in a Tweet.


During her visit, Kate Middleton also sat down with the children and read them from a story. Dozens of eager children gathered around the royal couple, Prince William was accompanying the Duchess, to hear the story.


Earlier on Thursday, the royal couple had landed in Lahore to follow in the footsteps of the late Lady Diana, recreating the famous visits the late princess, who was the mother of Prince William, had made to Pakistan.

Upon their arrival in Lahore, the capital of Punjab province, Prince William and Kate Middleton met with Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar and Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, before proceeding to a charity function.


Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate Middleton, on Wednesday visited Pakistan’s scenic northern mountain areas on the third day of their royal visit where they socialized with locals in the Kalash Valley. They walked around in the villages, trying on feathered traditional caps and luxurious shawls. Prince William was also given a white embroidered coat while Kate was honored with a warm shawl.

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