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EUROPESE OMROEP | OPENN | NPO.DIGITAL | 🇬🇧🇵🇰Thank you Pakistan! // شکریہ پاکستان

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EUROPESE OMROEP | OPENN | NPO.DIGITAL | The community at the SOS Village is built around family - and the best possible family you could imagine - where everyone comes together to nurture, love and protect the children in their care.

These vulnerable children, many who have come through traumatic circumstances, are nurtured in this caring environment and are able to form these quality relationships that they so desperately need to thrive. — Catherine

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EUROPESE OMROEP | OPENN | NPO.DIGITAL | The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined dog handlers at the Army Canine Centre in Islamabad, as they trained dogs to recognise and scout out hidden explosive materials, before taking some of the puppies through their paces on an agility training course.

The centre at Islamabad is modelled on the UK Defence Animal Training Centre at Melton Mowbray — the UK has provided training and advice to the Pakistan Armed Forces for over 10 years, and is currently supporting the Pakistan Counter Improvised Explosive Device (CIED) programme, which in part breeds and trains dogs to identify explosive devices. 📷 Kensington Palace 
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EUROPESE OMROEP | OPENN | NPO.DIGITAL | The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined Wafia, aged seven, for tiaras and tea at the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital.

The @ShaukatKhanum Memorial Cancer Hospital was built by Pakistan Prime Minister @ImranKhan.pti — who The Duke and Duchess met earlier on their visit to Pakistan — and is Pakistan’s largest tertiary care cancer hospital.

In 1996 and 1997 Diana, Princess of Wales visited the hospital —  today The Duke and Duchess visited the children’s ward at the hospital, where they spent time with patients undergoing treatment, and spoke with their families. 📷 Kensington Palace 
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EUROPESE OMROEP | OPENN | NPO.DIGITAL | The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the Badshahi Mosque, the most iconic Islamic site in Lahore, set in the heart of the Walled City.

The Duke and Duchess toured the mosque and courtyard, before joining a discussion with faith leaders to learn how they are promoting interfaith harmony within their communities.

The couple’s visit to Badshahi sees them follow in the footsteps of The Duke’s father, The Prince of Wales @ClarenceHouse, who visited the Mosque with The Duchess of Cornwall during a tour of Pakistan in 2006, and his grandmother Her Majesty The Queen @TheRoyalFamily, who visited in 1961. 📷 PA / Kensington Palace

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EUROPESE OMROEP | OPENN | NPO.DIGITAL | At the National Cricket Academy in Lahore @TheRealPCB, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined a match 🏏 with children participating in the British Council’s DOSTI programme.

The DOSTI programme (Dosti means friendship in Urdu) promotes sport as an integral part of child development, and encourages social integration, increased self-esteem, and the development of important life skills in children.

The Duke and Duchess joined the children, and some Pakistani cricketing legends, and some stars of the future, including @ishaheenafridi10 for a special game of cricket today…📷 PA / Kensington Palace

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EUROPESE OMROEP | OPENN | NPO.DIGITAL | “Together as a village you are transforming children’s lives” — The Duchess of Cambridge @SOS_Childrens_Villages, which provides a home and family structure to over 150 young girls and boys in Lahore, and promotes the development of children into happy, confident and resilient adults. 🎥 Kensington Palace

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EUROPESE OMROEP | OPENN | NPO.DIGITAL | In 1996 and 1997 Diana, Princess of Wales visited the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, a state-of-the-art cancer facility located in the centre of Lahore.

Over twenty years on, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit the children’s ward at the hospital today to spend time with patients undergoing treatment, and speak to their families. 📷 PA

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EUROPESE OMROEP | OPENN | NPO.DIGITAL | 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 sever 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

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EUROPESE OMROEP | OPENN | NPO.DIGITAL | The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited a settlement of the Kalash people in Northern Pakistan to learn more about the Kalash Community and their unique heritage and traditions.

The Duke and Duchess joined children and young people from the tribe in the village square to hear how the Kalesh coexist alongside the other communities that call the region home.

Thank you to everyone in the Chitral for the very special welcome given to The Duke and Duchess in Chitral today! 📷 Kensington Palace

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EUROPESE OMROEP | OPENN | NPO.DIGITAL | It is our great pleasure to join you here this evening on our first official visit to Pakistan.

I would like to begin by saying bahut shukria to you all for making us so welcome in your country.

Stood here with this magnificent monument behind me, I am struck by the great strides Pakistan has made since its birth seventy-two years ago.

The view from this hill would have been quite different when my grandmother, The Queen, first visited over half a century ago.

Looking out, one would have seen the beginnings of a city under construction, yet to become the great capital that it is today.

And with successive visits by my mother and my father, this view has continued to change, with the city constantly growing and with it my family’s affection for Pakistan.

Take a look at our Stories📱to see more from The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first full day of their visit to Pakistan.

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EUROPESE OMROEP | OPENN | NPO.DIGITAL | At the iconic Pakistan National Monument The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrated the very best of Pakistani music and culture, as well as highlighting the prosperous UK-Pakistan relationship.

The Duke and Duchess met well-known individuals from business, the creative arts, the Pakistan music and film industry, and members of Government.

Thank you to the people of Pakistan for offering such a warm welcome to The Duke and Duchess on the first full day of their visit to the country! 📷 PA

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