Duke and Duchess of Cambridge May Cancel Visit to Pakistan

The reason is the tension between New Delhi and Islamabad over Kashmir.


Prince William and Kate Middleton, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, may take a rain check on their trip to Pakistan because of continuing conflicts between New Delhi and Islamabad.

Accordingly, it seemed unlikely that the royal pair would visit Pakistan because of the current events in that region, a declaration issued by the Britain's ' Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

In earlier June, a royal family official declaration announced that, upon a petition from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the pair would be visiting Pakistan later this year.


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Prince William and Kate's journey would have been a first official visit since 2006, when Prince Charles and Camilla had visited the South Asian country, by a member of the British Royal Family to Pakistan.

Previously, in 1961 and 1997, Queen Elizabeth II and Late Princess Diana had visited in 1991.

Since the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was repealed by New Delhi on 5 August and divided into two Union territories-Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh tensions have started to risen up between India and Pakistan.


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