It has been a year since the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton visited Pakistan. Now the royal couple has reunited with students from a school in Lahore.
According to the report, Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton played a virtual game of Pictionary with the students this week, correctly guessing drawings depicting a birthday party, recycling, and cricket, with the Duke joking that he was glad it was the children having to do the artwork and not him.
In a video released by the Royal handle, William and Kate went on a call with the Islamabad Model College for Girls and the SOS Children’s Village in Lahore. After finding out about how the school’s activities have been affected by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, they were invited to take part in a game of Pictionary with three students.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tweeted, “One year on from #RoyalVisitPakistan The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge caught up with teachers at Islamabad Model College for Girls to hear how the school’s activities have been impacted, before joining pupils in a game of Pictionary
They also spoke to the school staff and children, many of whom they met last October. William was shown a picture that a little boy called Ahmad Ghani had drawn of himself and the Prince playing cricket together.
The duo was also shown friendship bracelets made by a little girl called Minahil Kabeer. The Duchess thanked her for the gift saying, “Thank you! We kept our friendship bracelets very safe, so thank you for those. They’re a lovely reminder of our visit when we came to see you.” Minahil then asked how the three Royal grand-children are doing and Kate replied, “They’re so well. Thank you for asking.”
Chatting with the children about how they have been coping this year, Kate asked, “Has it been hard not having visitors and things like that, coming in?” Ahmad told the couple he has missed his grandmother.
As well as taking part in some fun and games, William and Kate also heard how mental health has become more of a focus since their visit in 2019.William asked Mrs Faisal, “Has anything changed on the mental health front in terms of being a bit more acknowledged or recognised in the country since we were there?” She said, “Absolutely. Covid has shifted… it’s changed the world; it’s a new normal now and definitely, mental health has now become a big focus in everybody’s lives because of this virus and this disease.”
During their tour to Pakistan, William and Kate visited the SOS village twice.