The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are continuing their five-day tour in Pakistan and visited villages affected by global warming this morning. This is the royal couple’s first official trip to the South Asian nation and follows in the footsteps of Princess Diana, who visited the nation several times before her death.
Prince William and Kate Middleton arrived in the South Asian nation on Monday, and have visited local schools to speak to children. They have also visited Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Climate change has been a major theme in their five-day trip, with Prince William addressing the issue in a speech Tuesday night. This morning, the couple flew by helicopter to the remote Chiatibo Glacier in the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. The glacier has receded significantly due to global warming, an issue that has been affecting many local communities and villages near the mountain range and surrounding areas.
After their visit to the glacier, the Duke and Duchess stayed in the region to meet with local communities whose lives have been affected by climate change, including a visit to Bumbaret, an area that had been destroyed by floods in 2015. They also participated in an emergency response drill.
The royal tour continues in the nation this week.