Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Chitral

Zahid/Kanza/Karrar – October 16, 2019

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Kate Middleton visited Kalash Valley during his visit to Chitral on Wednesday.

On arrival, they were received by area notables and high officials.

Both of them were worn the traditional Chitrali cap and Cloak on the occasion.

They reviewed damages occurred by the floods in District Chitral and impact of climate change on melting of glaciers.

The Royal Couple also took an aerial view of Hindukush and Himalaya mountain ranges.

They were briefed about the impact of global warming as they visited a village in Bamboret Valley of Kalash area, where residential huts and a military mess were destroyed in a 2015 flash flood.

William and Kate visited the Kalash Community Centre amid a warm welcome by the traditionally-clad young boys and girls, who cheered the dignitaries by presenting a group dance to the beat of drums.

The Duchess, who donned the traditional brightly-coloured beaded cap with fuchsia plume, interacted with the young Kalash – members of a 3,000-year-old civilization.

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