Prince William paid tribute to his mother, Princess Diana, during his trip to Pakistan
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are currently on a five-day tour of Pakistan, and the country holds a special meaning for the couple. Prince William’s mother, Princess Diana, visited Pakistan three times, and the country was close to her heart, so Prince William’s first trip there is particularly important to him.
The royal couple’s first engagement in Pakistan involved visiting Islamabad Model College for Girls, according to The Telegraph. During their visit, Princess Diana was mentioned multiple times, with the teenage girls telling William that they were big fans of his mother. William seemed grateful to the girls for mentioning Di.
“You were, really? Oh that’s very sweet of you. I was a big fan of my mother too,” William said. “She came here three times. I was very small. This is my first time and it is very nice to be here and meet you all.”
When asked how their trip is going so far, Prince William mentioned his mother again.
“This is day one but we have been wanting to come for a very long time so it’s nice to finally be here,” William said. “My mother was here a long time ago, so it’s very nice, my grandmother was here, my father’s been here…a lot of my family members have been here.”
Princess Diana’s first trip to Pakistan was part of her first solo tour in 1991. She worked on a range of engagements throughout the country, including a girls school, a family welfare center, and the Kinnaird College for Women in Lahore, according to Express.
It’s clear that Princess Diana’s sons are honoring her legacy by continuing to work with young people and make education a high priority.
This isn’t the first time one of Di’s sons has followed in her footsteps on a royal tour. In September 2019, Prince Harry visited the same Angolan minefield his mother did in 1997.
Both Prince William and Prince Harry (plus their wives, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle) have paid tribute to Princess Diana on their various royal tours throughout the years, and we don’t doubt that they will continue to do so.
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